Borschel, Metcalf Earn Academic Honors
May 5, 2010
IOWA CITY, IA -- Hawkeye seniors Jay Borschel and Brent Metcalf have earned spots on the 2010 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I all-academic team. The pair is two of seven NCAA finalists, 23 all-Americans and 61 NCAA qualifiers honored on the national team.
"Jay Borschel and Brent Metcalf have proven their commitment to Iowa wrestling - both on the mat and in the classroom," said University of Iowa Head Wrestling Coach Tom Brands. "Earning a spot on this team is one more example of their dedication."
To qualify for the NWCA all-academic team, a wrestler must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, and has either been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule - and must have competed in at least 60 percent of said schedule. Wrestlers can also earn a spot on the all-academic team if they were an NCAA all-American and posted a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.
Borschel, who is a biology major with a 3.21 grade-point average, is making his second appearance on the NWCA all-academic team. He won his first NCAA and Big Ten titles at 174 pounds in March, capping off a perfect 37-0 season. A two-time all-American, three-time NCAA qualifier and three-time academic all-Big Ten honoree, the Marion, IA, native posted a 98-10 career record at Iowa.