The Crimson finished with the top GPA in five of the past six years (OAC Photo).
MANHEIM, Pa. – Harvard wrestling was recognized for the seventh time in the last nine years with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the country by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced Thursday morning.
Finishing atop the list for the third consecutive season, the Crimson posted a 3.565 team GPA, giving Harvard a top-10 mark for the 16th time since the award's inception.
An NCAA qualifier for the third time in his career, Johnson earned NWCA All-Academic accolades for the third time in his four-year career. The Piscataway, N.J native, who led the Crimson with a 29-13 record at 174 pounds, finished his career ranked ninth amongst program leaders with 91 career victories.
Ladnier received the All-Academic honors for the second straight year after finishing his sophomore season with an 18-12 mark at 149 pounds. The Ohio native finished fifth EIWA Championship with a 4-2 record, including a major decision over Sacred Heart.
Dean and Hellickson, who each registered career years, earned All-Academic honors for the first time. Dean posted a 23-15 mark at 184 pounds, while Hellickson recorded a 20-9 record, and finished seventh at EIWA Championships at 125 pounds.
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