May 9, 2008
Providence, RI - For the fourth straight season, the Brown wrestling team has placed among the nation's top 10 teams in GPA. The Bears finished seventh in the country with a combined 3.156 GPA, while senior tri-captain Levon Mock (Bangor, MI) was honored with his second consecutive NWCA All-Academic honor.
Last season, the Bears finished third in the nation after posting the country's top GPA two years in a row, although the team's average last year was higher than it was in the two previous seasons. For teams to be eligible for consideration, teams comprise 12 student-athletes, including the 10 wrestlers that were the entries in the NCAA tournament conference qualifier. If teams had less than 10 entries for their respective qualifier, they may fill those spots with wrestlers that competed in at least one varsity dual during the season.
Mock, a Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship concentrator, had the 18th highest GPA among the 88 wrestlers honored at 3.70. To qualify, wrestlers must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule - and must have competed in at least 60 percent of said schedule. The other way to qualify for the All-Academic team is have a 3.0 cumulative and been an NCAA All-American.
Mock posted a 15-10 record at 285 pounds this season, earning First Team All-Ivy honors and qualifying for his second NCAA Championship after finishing fourth at the EIWA Championship. He was also named Academic All-Ivy this winter. For his career, he had a 53-42 record, and also was named Second Team All-Ivy twice.
American and Duke Universities tied for first place among the nation's Division I teams at 3.335. Liberty was third, followed by Stanford, Princeton, and Gardner-Webb. Rounding out the top 10 after the Bears were Columbia, Campbell, and Northern Illinois.