Ashland University's wrestling team, along with senior Joe Brandt and junior Brent Fickel, earned recognition on the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Teams, released on Tuesday (March 15).
The Eagles earned the seventh-best team grade-point average in Division II at 3.272. The team GPA is calculated by averaging the cumulative GPAs of 10 wrestlers from each team, of which eight of those wrestlers must have competed in their team's NCAA II National Qualifying Tournament.
Brandt, a 197-pounder, is a first-team selection. He finished third in the country at his weight class, and sports a 3.33 GPA in Business Management.
Fickel, a 149-pounder, is a second-team choice. He qualified for nationals for the third time, and has earned a 3.17 GPA in Education.