Central’s Stewart lands academic wrestling honor

Central College

Central College

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
1988—Chris Hoffman
1989—Chris Hoffman, Shaun Van Vark
1992—Lynn Silver, Brad Kreiner
1996—Brent Dunlap
2001—Jeremy Hendricks
2002—Jeremy Hendricks, Andy Gum
2005—Peter Howard
2010—Reid Imerman
2012—Zach Beekman, Theron Stewart
2013—Theron Stewart

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