Central’s Stewart lands academic wrestling honor
PELLA—Central College’s Theron Stewart (Marshalltown) has been named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Stewart, a physical education major, carries a 3.31 grade point average (4.0 scale).
To qualify for the award, a wrestler must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and either place in the top six at the NCAA Division III regional or win more than 67 percent of his matches.
A 197-pound senior, Stewart posted a 23-5 record. He took runner-up honors at the Knox (Ill.) Invitational and finished third at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.) Invitational. Stewart has compiled a 74-40 career mark.
It’s the second straight year Stewart has received the honor. Eleven Dutch wrestlers have earned the distinction 14 times.
Central College’s NWCA Scholar All-Americans
1989—Chris Hoffman, Shaun Van Vark
1992—Lynn Silver, Brad Kreiner
2002—Jeremy Hendricks, Andy Gum
2012—Zach Beekman, Theron Stewart