MIDDLETOWN, Conn. ? Senior captains Chris Siracusa and Taran Carr of the Wesleyan University wrestling team were named 2016 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-Americans, while the Cardinals received academic team praise.
To be named to the NWCA academic squad, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of at least 3.20, and meet one of the following criteria: be a national qualifier with a winning record, a regional place-winner with a winning record, or have a season winning percentage of 67.0 or better. They must also have competed in at least half of the team's matches.
Siracusa and Carr excelled in their final seasons donning the Cardinal uniform. Siracusa posted an overall record of 30-7 in the 157-pound weight class, and finished fifth overall at the NCAA Regional Championships. Carr finished with a 30-10 mark at 174, and placed fourth at the regionals. Together, the duo helped Wesleyan post an 11-8 overall dual-match record in 2015-16.
The Cardinals also finished 24th in the team GPA rankings with a 3.15.
March 25, 2016 Several Cardinals Earn All-NEWA Awards
March 18, 2016 Siracusa, Carr named NWCA Scholar All-Americans
March 11, 2016 Carrillo Competes at NCAA Wrestling Championships
March 10, 2016 Carrillo Prepares for NCAA Wrestling Championships
February 24, 2016 Wrestling Prepares for Northeast Regional Championships
February 22, 2016 Five Cardinals Compete at NEWA Futures Tournament
February 9, 2016 Siracusa Named NEWA Wrestler of the Week
January 30, 2016 Wrestling Defeats Springfield Decisively, 36-8
January 23, 2016 Wrestling Finishes Fourth at NEWA Dual Meet Tournament
January 16, 2016 Wrestling Defeats WPI and Trinity, Falls to Roger Williams