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Courtesy: Athletics Communications

NCAA Recognizes Iowa State Wrestling for Academic Success

Release: 09/08/2010
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University wrestling team has received the NCAA Public Recognition Award.

This honor is bestowed on teams that have an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top ten percent of all squads in their respective sports.

Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson is proud of the team and hopes to see the success in the classroom and on the mat continue.

"It really speaks volumes to what we are all about, I think it epitomizes what a true student-athlete is," Jackson said. "Iowa State University has established a great wrestling program and we are putting emphasis in the right areas. Academics comes first and something like this says to everyone in our program, especially young freshmen coming in, that it is your job to maintain the standards set by the student-athletes who were here before you."

The nine other universities that were also recognized in the men's wrestling category are Bucknell, Columbia, Duke, Millersville (Pa.), Northwestern, The U.S. Air Force Academy, Oklahoma, Penn and Virginia.

Iowa State and Oklahoma (fifth) are the only schools listed which placed among the top 10 teams at the NCAA Championships in Omaha, Neb. in March.

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