WASHINGTON – Following a pair of major-decision wrestling victories last weekend, redshirt senior Michael Sprague has been selected as the GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Jan. 14.
Sprague, a 149-pounder from Olney, Md., beat Cole Corrigan of Columbia, 13-0 and opened Sunday's dual match with Hofstra with a 10-1 win over Holden Heller. The victories helped AU beat the Lions, 26-10 and the Pride, 22-12, to earn their first two team dual wins of the season.
Sprague improved to 15-5 on the season and is 7-2 in his last nine outings. His only two losses in that stretch came to fifth-ranked Austin O'Connor of North Carolina and in an overtime loss to Jaron Jenson of 12th-ranked Wyoming.
American finishes off a three-match homestand on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. against Lehigh.