2010-11 NWCA Division I All-Academic True Freshman

Sept. 12, 2011

The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced its annual Division I NWCA All-Academic True Freshman wrestlers for the 2010-11 wrestling season, with two of the five selections – Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter and Virginia’s Joseph Spisak – representing Atlantic Coast Conference schools.

The five wrestlers boasted many accomplishments last season both, in the classroom and on the wrestling mat. In order to be selected each individual must have completed two full semesters at their institution along with met a particular GPA and competition mark.

Four of these true freshman competed at the NCAA Division I Championships: Tyler Small (Kent State), Alan Waters (Missouri), Virginia’s Spisak and Virginia Tech’s Carter, the ACC Co-Freshman of the Year.

These student-athletes are in a huge transitional year as they work to adapt to college life. Being able to see their success at this stage both academically and athletically is quite the accomplishment. We look forward to seeing many more great things from these student-athletes in the future,” said NWCA President Brian Smith.

Rounding out the top wrestlers academically were Carter (3.64), Spisak (3.49), Small (3.34), Waters (3.21) and Daniel Scherer (3.20) of Stanford.

Name School GPA Weight CLass Major
Tyler Small Kent State 3.34 133 Accounting
Alan Waters Missouri 3.21 125 Business
Daniel Scherer Stanford 3.20 184 Undecided
Joseph Spisak Virginia 3.49 133 Undecided
Devin Carter Virginia Tech 3.64 133 Biological Studies