Cumberland wrestling ranked second in NWCA team academic standings

Staff Reports • May 3, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Cumberland wrestling ranked second in the annual All-Academic team standings released last week by the National Wrestling Coaches Association while individuals Nate Croley, Orlando Nawade and Kyle Deluane were also recognized by the NWCA.

Cumberland posted a team grade-point-average of 3.375, second-best nationally behind Morningside College, which recorded a 3.388 GPA as a team. The Phoenix ranked seventh in the NWCA’s team GPA standings in 2015-16.

Croley and Delaune were both All-Americans this season for Cumberland while Nawade qualified for the NAIA Championships for the second straight season. Delaune holds a 3.34 GPA in business administration, while Nawade carries a 3.33 in mathematics and Croley has a 3.30 in special education.

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