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Six Wrestlers Named 2023-24 NWCA Scholar All-Americans

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its 2023-24 Scholar All-Americans Friday, March 29, with six University of Missouri wrestlers being recognized. This marks the seventh consecutive year with at least four honorees for the Tigers.

Redshirt freshman James Conway (Undeclared), juniors Rocky Elam (Agriculture) and Keegan O’Toole (Personal Financial Planning), redshirt juniors Logan Gioffre (Communication) and Noah Surtin (Business), and redshirt senior Peyton Mocco (Industrial Engineering – Ph.D.) are Missouri’s 2023-24 recipients. 

The honor marks the fifth for Mocco (2020-2024), the fourth for Surtin and O’Toole (2021-24), and the second for Elam (2023-24). Both Conway and Gioffre earned the award for the first time in their careers. 

For individuals to qualify for the honor, the student-athlete must have at least one full semester of attendance and a cumulative GPA at the nominating institution. In addition, the wrestler must meet one of the following criteria:

· Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earned All-American honors in the same academic year.

· Must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA and have been an NCAA National tournament qualifier in the same academic year.

· Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and must have won 60% of their total matches in at least 60% of the team’s schedule.

· Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have been a participant in the conference qualifying tournament.

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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics