IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa wrestlers Spencer Lee, Alex Marinelli, Jacob Warner, and Kaleb Young were named to the 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I All-Academic Team, the NWCA announced Friday.
The academic team is made up of 142 total athletes, including five NCAA Champions, six NCAA runner-ups and 39 All-Americans. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a 3.2 grade point average and have won 60 percent of their matches, or maintain a 3.0 GPA while earning All-America honors.
Lee and Marinelli were named to the team for the second straight year. The NWCA honors were the firsts for Warner and Young.
Lee, a sophomore from Murrysville, Pennsylvania, won the 2019 NCAA title at 125 pounds in March. He is majoring in sport and recreation management.
Marinelli is a sport and recreation management major from Miamisburg, Ohio. The sophomore earned his second All-America honor at the 2019 NCAA Championships, placing seventh at 165 pounds.
Warner is a redshirt freshman from Tolono, Illinois, majoring in finance. He placed seventh at 197 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Championship to earn his first All-America honor.
Young is a human physiology major from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The sophomore placed fifth at 157 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Championships to earn his first All-America honor.
Iowa has had 34 NWCA Scholar All-Americans since Tom Brands was named head coach in 2006.