The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced today that West Virginia University wrestling team member Lance Bryson has been named to the Association's Individual All-Academic wrestling team.
It is the first team that Bryson, who hails from Shoaf, Pa., has been named to the prestigious academic list that this year includes 87 total athletes, five NCAA Champions, three NCAA Runner-Ups, 23 All-Americans and 77 NCAA Qualifiers.
Bryson, who is working towards a degree in exercise physiology, currently has a 3.8 overall GPA. In addition, Bryson has been a three-time member of the President's List (4.0 GPA) and has been on the Dean's List a total of six times during the course of his studies.
"The NWCA All-Academic Team and Individual Team is one of the best acknowledgements that we can give to our coaches and athletes at the end of a physically grueling season. These 87 young men have proved that they are not only talented competitors but are leaders in the classroom as well. The NWCA Board of Directors and staff look forward to watching these student-athletes continue their success at the collegiate level and eventually as the leaders of the future once they earn their college degrees," said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director.
During the 2011-12 season, Bryson compiled a 25-16 record on his way to earning his first trip to the NCAA Championships.