Seven Eagles Earn EIWA Academic Honors

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Official EIWA Release

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Seven wrestlers from American University were honored as EIWA Academic Achievement Award recipients for the 2017-18 season, the league office announced Wednesday.

Fifth-year senior Brett Dempsey, senior Jeric Kasunic, redshirt juniors Michael Sprague and Josh Terao, and redshirt freshmen Kizhan Clarke, Gage Curry and Anthony Wokasch earned awards for the Eagles.

AU's seven honorees matched Brown, Columbia and Harvard for the most by any single school.

"I'm happy see that we once again put a number of our student-athletes on the EIWA Academic Award recipient list," said head coach Teague Moore. "It shows that our young men have remained diligent and disciplined both on the mats and in the classroom. 

"Seeing our five NCAA qualifiers on the list is impressive and continues our tradition of successful students and athletes."

Dempsey, Kasunic, Sprague, Terao and Curry represented the Eagles at the 2018 NCAA Championships in Cleveland. Dempsey, Kasunic, Sprague and Terao earned the EIWA academic honor for the second straight season.

Student-athletes who participated in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships needed a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average to qualify. Wrestlers who qualified for the NCAA Championships through the EIWA, as at-large participants, needed a 3.0 or above.