7 Hawkeyes Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Seven University of Iowa wrestlers have been named to the 2022 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I Scholar All-Americans.

Drake Ayala, Austin DeSanto, Kaleb Young, Alex Marinelli, Michael Kemerer, Jacob Warner and Tony Cassioppi represent the Hawkeyes as NWCA Scholar 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.

Kemerer and Marinelli earned the distinction for a fifth time in their careers, Young earned his fourth career accolade, while Warner and Cassioppi are now three-time honorees.

Iowa has received 54 NWCA academic honors since Tom Brands was named head coach in 2006. The seven honorees are the second-most in a season in program history, trailing the eight honorees in 2020.

The complete release from the NWCA is at nwcaonline.com.