May 1, 2020

Half Dozen Buckeyes Earn Scholar All-American Accolades


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Six Buckeyes – Malik Heinselman, Rocky Jordan, Kollin Moore, Luke Pletcher, Kaleb Romero and Sammy Sasso – worked their way on to the 2020 NWCA Scholar All-American Team as NCAA Qualifiers and owners of cumulative grade-point averages of greater than 3.20.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) honored 178 D-I wrestlers representing 64 institutions. Ohio State has registered 20 NWCA Scholar All-Americans over the last three seasons and paced the country in both 2018 and 2019 while ranking second for this season.

NWCA Release

Of the six OSU honorees, four were also named NWCA All-Americans as top-12 seeds for the NCAA Championships and Jordan picked up All-America Honorable Mention.

“On behalf of the NWCA and our Board of Directors, we are ecstatic to honor the amazing academic achievement demonstrated by this year’s Scholar All-American teams and individuals,” Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director, said. “NCAA Division I institutions continue to demonstrate their commitment to academics.”

Ohio State’s NWCA Scholar All-Americans
Malik Heinselman, Health Sciences major
Rocky Jordan, Sport Industry major
Kollin Moore, Kinesiology major (master’s)
Luke Pletcher, Sport Industry major
Kaleb Romero, Marketing major
Sammy Sasso, Exploration major