BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins wrestling team was well represented on the recently announced 2017 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-America Team. Senior Jared Forman earned Scholar All-America honors and Johns Hopkins earned Scholar All-America Team recognition as well. Forman’s selection pushes Johns Hopkins’ total number of NWCA Scholar All-Americans to 54 since 1984.
The NWCA Scholar All-America Team includes only wrestlers who 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 the top six at the NCAA qualifier, or win more than 67 percent of matches and wrestle in 50 percent of scheduled dates.
Forman recently completed his second season as a team captain and posted a 27-14 record en route to winning his second consecutive Centennial Conference title at 174 pounds. He went on to place fifth at the NCAA East Regional Championships and will graduate with a double major in psychology and biology in May. He carries a 3.72 cumulative grade point average, is the President of the Johns Hopkins Student Athlete Advisory Committee and concluded his career with a 76-70 record and 29 pins to his credit.
In addition to the individual award, Johns Hopkins had the third-highest team GPA nationally among Division III wrestling teams in the NWCA’s Team Scholar Award program. Johns Hopkins counted a 3.45 team GPA to earn its third-place finish and was one of just four Division III wrestling teams in the nation with a team grade point average above 3.40.
Criteria for the Team award is cumulative grade point average of 10 wrestlers, of which at least six must have competed at the NCAA Regional Championships this year. The 10 GPAs are then averaged.
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