WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The NCAA Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is pleased to announce their 2012-13 Scholar All-American Team. The Spartans earned two Scholar All-Americans who have earned the prestigious honor: Derek Mizaur (Jr., Sherrad, Ill./Sherrard HS) and teammate Chris Sokol (Sr., Lodi, Wis./Lodi HS).
Mizaur finished the season with 28-wins and 10-losses with 4-pins at 174 lbs... 4th place at NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships... All-Iowa Conference... Academic All-Iowa Conference... NWCA Academic All-American.
Sokol capped off his senior season with 18-wins and 10-losses with 1-pin at 133 lbs... 2nd place at NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships... All-Iowa Conference... National Championships qualifier.
Each year the NWCA recognizes the accomplishments of select student-athletes for their outstanding performance in the classroom and on the wrestling mat. Over 2,500 student-athletes compeet at the NCAA Division III level, but only 150 earn this established honor.
"It's truly an honor to coach so many student-athletes at the University of Dubuque who can exhibit a high level of wrestling while maintaining the high level academic performance we demand as a student-athlete from our team," commented coach Jon McGovern.