March 28, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming Wrestling was honored this week as four student-athletes earned WWC All-Conference Honors for their performance this season and two student-athletes were named to the Commissioners Honor Roll for their academic performance.
Senior Carter Downing and sophomore Cory VomBaur were selected to the second team and junior Eric Coxbill and redshirt freshman Cole Dallaserra were selected to the third team while junior Cody Grant and VomBaur made the Commissioner's Honor Roll.
"This is a nice touch and a nice honor for these student-athletes," UW head coach Steven Suder said. "They all worked extremely hard to make this team and all are very deserving of this award."
Downing finished the season with an overall record of 22-7 including 11 major decisions and one technical fall. He went a perfect 3-0 in conference action with two major decisions and one technical fall, and he took second place honors at the Western Regional.
VomBaur finished the season with a 20-17 overall record and four major decisions. He also collected three wins in conference action and took second at the Western Regional.
Coxbill led the Cowboys with 26 victories including seven major decisions and four pins this season. He went 5-1 with two major decisions in conference action and also took second at the Western Regional.
Dallaserra went 15-8 this season with three pins and one major decision. He went a perfect 5-0 in the WWC and took third place in the Western Regional.
The Western Wrestling Conference also announced its All-Academic Team and Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2007-08 season.
This year's academic awards will honor 26 student-athletes from the seven conference schools. The Commissioner's Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 grade point average. This year's Commissioner's Honor Roll will honor 15 WWC student-athletes including Wyoming's Grant and VomBaur.
"I am glad to see our conference honoring our student-athletes for their academic achievements which is really what this is all about," Suder continued. "To go through a year in Division I athletics and be able to maintain that level of academic success is a testimonial to who these guys are and how they manage their time and priorities. I am very proud of them."