Dias, Woods Named December Student-Athletes of the Month

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Sterling Dias (women’s wrestling) and Real Woods (men’s wrestling) were named December’s Student-Athletes of the Month, the Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced.

Dias, a sophomore from Las Vegas, is ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 101-pound weight class. She knocked off two ranked opponents on her way to a 9-0 record in December. Dias recorded seven bonus-point victories, including four pins and three technical falls. She went 3-0 at the Las Vegas Desert Duals before going 6-0 and claiming the 101-pound title at the Soldier Salute. Overall, Dias is 18-1 on the season.

Woods, a redshirt senior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the top-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds. Woods registered six wins in December (three technical falls and three decisions), outscoring his opponents 70-10. He claimed wins over the No. 5, 11 and 18 ranked wrestlers and was the 141-pound champion at the Soldier Salute.