PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University wrestling program is ranked 10th on the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic list compiled at the end of the 2003-04 school year. As a team, the Scarlet Knights owned a 3.051 GPA for the school year while training and competing from the months of October through March.
“We are very proud of our team’s performance both on the mat and in the class room,” said head coach John Sacchi. “Our wrestlers really lived up to the true meaning of the term student-athlete. This accomplishment is the icing on the cake of an outstanding year for our program.”
Rutgers completed its 2003-04 season 10-4 overall and 5-1 in the EIWA. The Scarlet Knights placed fourth at the EIWA Championships, sending three members to the NCAA Championships where they finished 46th at Nationals.
The Scarlet Knights were one of only 12 schools to own a team GPA of 3.0 or better. Sacred Heart University led the list with a 3.406 GPA.
The NWCA, established in 1928, is a professional organization dedicated to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on scholastic and collegiate programs. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.