May 7, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior heavyweight Mike McClure has been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I All-Academic Team.
McClure, who participated in spring commencement ceremonies at Michigan State last weekend, graduated with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science. He finished his academic career with a 3.01 grade-point average.
The Holland, Mich., native placed fifth at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to earn All-America honors for the first time in his career. McClure finished the season with a 32-9 record and was named the team's Most Outstanding Wrestler. He closed his career ranked 17th all-time in Michigan State history with 104 career wins and ninth with 24 falls.
"The NWCA All-Academic Team is one of the best acknowledgements that we can give to our coaches and athletes at the end of a physically grueling season" said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. "These young men have proved that they are not only talented competitors but are leaders in the classroom as well. The NWCA Board of Directors and staff look forward to watching these student-athletes continue their success at the collegiate level and eventually as the leaders of the future once they earn their college degrees."
For a complete list of honorees, visit NWCAOnline.com.