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Three Wrestlers Named NWCA Division III Scholar All-Americans

Tommy Casper Springfield, Mass. – March 19, 2014 - Three members of the Springfield College wrestling team were recently honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were honored as National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Scholar All-Americans. For the first time in each of their careers, Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass.), Tommy Casper (Bergenfield, N.J.) and Michael Case (Cedar Run, N.J.) were all selected.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of at least 3.20 (cumulative or last academic year) and meet one of the three criteria: qualify for the NCAA Championships, place in top six at the NCAA qualifier, or win more than 66 percent of matches and wrestle in 50 percent of scheduled dates.

As a team, Springfield ranked 19th overall in the NWCA for GPA, posting a 3.3103.

Foley, a junior Criminal Justice major wrestling at 165 this season finished the year with a remarkable 42-9 record and earned All-America honors after placing sixth at the NCAA Division III Championships last weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Throughout a successful junior season, Foley also held a 3.94 GPA in the classroom.

Case, a senior Health Science major wrestling at 184 this season holds a 3.272 grade point average and finished the year with an overall record of 12-8.

Casper, a senior Physical Education major held a grade point average of 3.23 in the Spring of 2013 and paired it with a GPA of 3.49 in the fall semester to become eligible to receive Scholar All-America status. Casper finished the year with an outstanding 21-3 record.

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