AB Wrestling Places Four on All-Academic Team; Ranked 20th All-Academic Nationally

March 18, 2015

PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- The Alderson Broaddus wrestling team finished 20th on the list of top academic teams in the country while putting four wrestlers on the DII Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Wrestling Team.

The Battlers team GPA of 3.093 put the Battlers in the No. 20 slot. The University of Indianapolis topped the list with a 3.482 team GPA.

Senior Sam Jones led the charge in the classroom for AB earning honorable mention all-academic honors. Joining Jones on the honorable mention list were Nick Nester, Aerison Parrish, and Jason West.

"This is a great accomplishment for our program, said head coach Mitch Smith. "The guys have worked extremely hard this year on the mat and in the classroom. I'm very honored to have four Academic All Americans this year in Sam Jones, Jason West, Nick Nester, and Aerison Parrish. This is a great feat for these guys and our program to be among the best in the country academically."

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