March 26, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - On the heels of another strong season, the Johns Hopkins wrestling team recently added additional honors to its list of impressive accomplishments during the 2012-13 campaign as two members of the team have been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-America Team. The two selections push Johns Hopkins' total number of NWCA Scholar All-Americans to 43 since 1984.
In addition to the individual awards, Johns Hopkins had the 11th-highest team GPA nationally among Division III wrestling teams in the NWCA's Team Scholar Award program. The program includes only wrestlers who competed at the NCAA Regional Championships or those who competed in at least 50 percent of the team's dates of competition. Johns Hopkins counted a 3.41 GPA to earn its 11th-place finish and was one of just six Division III wrestling teams in the nation with a team GPA above 3.4 that also placed in the top 25 at the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships.
Johns Hopkins' two selections to the 2012-13 NWCA Scholar All-America Team - Henry Stauber (Waccabuc, NY/John Jay) and Ray Yagloski (Tunkhannock, PA/Tunkhannock) - are both repeat selections and recently completed highly successful junior seasons for the Blue Jays - capping their year with a selection to the team.
Stauber finished with a 25-13 record at 149 and placed sixth at the NCAA East Regional Championships. He added second-place finishes as the New Standard Corporation Invitational at York (PA) and a runner-up finish at the Waynesburg Invitational as well. Stauber carries a 3.36 cumulative GPA and is majoring in Global and Environmental Change and Sustainability. He has a career record of 55-34 and won the 149-pound title at the 2012 Centennial Conference Championships.
Yagloski posted a 24-19 record at 133 pounds this season. He earned five top-six finishes this season, including a third-place showing at the Centennial Conference Championships and fourth-place finishes at the NCAA East Regionals and the New Standard Corporation Invitational at York (PA). He placed sixth at Springfield's Doug Parker Invitational and the Waynesburg Invite as well. His five top-six finishes were tied for the most on the team. Yagloski is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and has a 3.36 cumulative GPA. Yagloski will carry a career record of 61-39 into next season.
Johns Hopkins placed second at this year's Centennial Conference Championships for its third consecutive top-two finish. The Blue Jays are the only team in the league that has placed in the top two in each of the last three years and added a seventh-place showing at the NCAA East Regional Championships and a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Head coach Keith Norris is scheduled to return eight of his 10 starters and two-time NCAA qualifier Reid Mosquera, who missed the entire 2012-13 season with an injury.
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