Pair of Spartan Wrestlers Earn NWCA Academic Award

Mar 31, 2020

MANHEIM, Pa. – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the full slate of 2019-2020 Scholar All-American Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division III with awards going to 283 individuals representing 80 institutions.

The University of Dubuque wrestling team was honored to have two Spartans, Brendan Hazelton (Sr., 133 lbs., Clinton Township, Mich./L'Anse Creuse H.S.) and Luke Radeke (Fr., 149 lbs., Vinton, Iowa/Vinton-Shellsburg H.S.) earn the prestigious NWCA Scholar All-American honors.

Hazelton was nationally ranked during the season and would finish the year with a 13-3 overall record. Radeke capped off his freshman year with an 18-5 overall record which included All American Rivers Conference honors and earned A-R-C Wrestler of the Week on November 11, 2019 after winning the 149 lbs. weight class at the UW-Platteville Super 8 Invitational on Nov. 9.

“On behalf of the NWCA and our Board of Directors, I am excited to honor the amazing academic achievement demonstrated by this year’s Scholar All-American teams and individuals,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “Once again, NCAA Division III institutions have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence with such a high number of individual honorees and schools being represented.

Complete list of NWCA Scholar All-Americans here