STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford wrestling team was recognized as one of the top academic programs in the nation when the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its team and individual honors on Wednesday.
Seniors Kyle Meyer (174 pounds) and Dan Scherer (197 pounds) were the two Cardinal Academic All-Americans. Of the top-30 teams, Stanford came in at No. 8 with a 3.235 team GPA, the only Pac-12 school in the rankings.
Scherer, a management science and engineering major with a 3.37 GPA, is just the third four-time NWCA Academic All-American in program history. The St. Louis, Mo., native joins Nick Amuchastegui (’12) and Josh Zupancic (’08) as the only Cardinal wrestlers to achieve that honor. A 2014 Pac-12 champion, he qualified for his second NCAA championships this season.
Meyer is a psychology major with a 3.56 GPA from Monett, Mo. He is a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection, who qualified for his first NCAA championships this season. He posted a 26-11 season record, notching more wins as a senior than he did in his previous years combined in which he dealt with multiple injuries.
In total, 33 All-Americans from the 2014 NCAA Division I championships are on the team and 77 total NCAA Division I qualifiers. Twenty-one different NCAA Division I institutions had multiple selections named Academic All-Americans.
“The NWCA All-Academic Team and Individual Team is one of the best acknowledgements that we can give to our coaches and athletes at the end of a physically grueling season” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “These young men have proved that they are not only talented competitors but are leaders in the classroom as well. The NWCA Board of Directors and staff look forward to watching these student-athletes continue their success at the collegiate level and eventually as the leaders of the future once they earn their college degrees.”