Posted: May 21, 2013 9:29 AM
COLUMBIA - The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced its annual Division I All-Academic wrestling team for the 2012-13 season. Mizzou's Nathan McCormick and Alan Waters represented Tiger Style wrestling on this year's list after both claimed All-American honors on the mat this past March. A total of 82 collegiate wrestlers were selected.
McCormick made his third-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships this winter at 133 pounds. In his final year sporting the Black and Gold, the senior-captain made his way onto the podium with an 8th-place finish in Des Moines, Iowa. McCormick also claimed his first individual conference title in Mizzou's inaugural season as an affiliate member of the Mid-American Conference. This is the third year in a row that he has earned this recognition from the NWCA. The Leawood, Kan., native is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration.
Along with this latest honor, McCormick was nominated as a finalist for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Award presented by the Southeastern Conference. He has also been named to the 2013 MAC All-Academic team.
Waters, a two-time NCAA qualifier,finished fourth in this year's 125-pound field after posting a 33-2 record. His .943 winning percentage is the fourth-best winning percentage from a Tiger grappler in a single season. He accepts the NWCA's recognition for the first time in his career. Waters, a junior from Park Hill, Kan., is pursuing a degree in Health Sciences at Mizzou.
Posted 4:16 PM 11/29/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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Posted 3:02 PM 11/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:47 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 1:38 PM 11/29/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:30 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 11:31 AM 11/29/2015 by Associated Press
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Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 3:29 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
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