NWCA All-Academic Release
MANHEIM, Penn. - University of Wyoming junior Tanner Harms was named to the All-Academic team by the National Wrestling Coaches Association on Friday afternoon. He became the 17th Cowboy in school history to garner the award.
Harms, a native of Greenwood Village, Colo., was one of 118 student-athletes in NCAA Division I wrestling to be named All-Academic. The mechanical engineering major qualified for his first NCAA Championship this season. Harms was the first 285 pound wrestler to compete at the NCAA Championship for the Pokes since Dusty Hoffschneider in 2006. He finished his junior campaign with an 18-12 record.
Awarded annually, the NWCA All-Academic Team contains 118 student-athletes and of those, 28 were All-Americans. This year's list also includes half of the Division I champions and eight of the 20 wrestlers who competed in the finals in St. Louis back in March.
To qualify for the NWCA All-Academic team, 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. Wrestlers can also earn a spot on the team if they have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and been an NCAA All-American.
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with a primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments.