UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Three members of head coach Cael Sanderson’s Penn State wrestling team have been named to the National Wrestling Coaching Association (NWCA) National All-Academic Team.
Individual NCAA National Champions Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.) and Jason Nolf and three-time NCAA qualifier Matt McCutcheon were all honored as first team NWCA National All-Academic selections, as announced by the organization earlier this week. For Retherford and Nolf, this marks the second straight year the duo earned NWCA All-Academic laurels. McCutcheon is now a three-time member of the NWCA’s All-Academic team.
McCutcheon, a junior, had a 3.36 grade point average and is a kinesiology major. The Lion 197-pounder is a three-time NCAA qualifier and a three-time first team NWCA All-Academic honoree.
The Kiski Area graduate went 20-6 this season and picked up two key wins at the 2017 NCAA Championships. McCutcheon earned his third straight Academic All-Big Ten selection this year as well.
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