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PSU Wrestler earns national academic honor

PSU Wrestler earns national academic honor

Froio represents Panthers on NWCA All-Academic Team

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – One of the freshmen on the Plymouth State University wrestling team has earned a national academic honor from the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

            Freshman Matt Froio (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset) was named to the NWCA All-Academic Team for 2015-16 on Wednesday. Froio is a Sports Management major at PSU who wrestles in the 174-pound weight class.

            Froio posted an 18-8 record for the Panthers this season, ranking second on the team in victories. He was in and out of the New England rankings this winter in his weight class, and he won the 174-pound bracket at the Ted Reese Invitational at the University of Southern Maine and the Jim Aguiar Invitational at PSU.

            All-Academic Team selections have at least a 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the previous full academic year. Transfers and freshmen are eligible if they've been in residence at their current institution beginning in the fall of 2015. On the competition side, wrestlers much be a national qualifier in 2015-16 and have a minimum win percentage of at least .500.

            Additionally, wrestlers can also be considered if they placed in the top six at their respective regional tournament, a win percentage of .500 or better and competed in half of the institution's scheduled competition in NCAA championship events. A wrestler can also be considered if they have a win percentage of .670 or better and competed in half of the institution's scheduled NCAA events.

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