PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced its annual Division I All-Academic Top 30 Teams and the NWCA Individual All-Academic wrestling team for the 2011-12 wrestling season and both the Brown wrestling program and sophomore standout Billy Watterson (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) received honors.
The Bears ranked eighth in the country with a 3.21 team GPA, the third highest of any Ivy League school. Nebraska took the top spot with a 3.46, while Harvard placed second at 3.37 and Princeton in seventh at 3.2101.
Watterson, who had an impressive sophomore campaign, culminating in a fourth-place finish at EIWA's, is an economics concentrator. The second-year wrestler posted a 26-7 regular season record, while losing just one bout in Ivy competition.