Kevin Knox of Stormville named NWCA Scholar All-American

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Kevin Knox of Stormville named NWCA Scholar All-American

ONEONTA, NY (03/17/2017)– Kevin Knox of Stormville was named as an NWCA Scholar All-American. The announcement was made last week during the NCAA Division III championships in Wisconsin.

Bethel finished fifth at the NCAA championships at 285 pounds to earn his second All-American honor on the mat. The Scholar All-American recognition is the first of his career. Bethel finished the season with an overall record of 44-4 with 19 pins. He captured multiple tournament titles along with winning the Northeast Regional title.

Knox had a tremendous rookie season for Oneonta wrestling at 133 pounds. Knox finished the season 30-7 overall with six pins while winning the ECWC title.

To be a Scholar All-American, wrestlers must have been a national qualifier in this season or placed in the top six at the NCAA Regional tournament. They must have a minimum record of .500 won/loss while competing in 50 percent of the team’s NCAA sanctioned schedule. They must have a cumulative GPA over the previous two semesters OR cumulative GPA of 3.2+. They also are eligible if they had a winning percentage of 67% but did not place in the Top six at regionals.

Additionally, both Bethel and Knox were also named to the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference All-Academic Team.

The Red Dragons finished the 2016-17 season with an overall record of 12-6-1.

A liberal arts institution with a strong focus on undergraduate research and service learning, SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college has been named to Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 10 years running and sits at No. 12 on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region. SUNY Oneonta enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs.

Author: Harlem Valley News