Campbell and Dennis Receive Scholar All-America Honors

Campbell and Dennis Receive Scholar All-America Honors

MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently announced its 2012 Division III Scholar All-Americans and Washington and Lee University had two student-athletes honored.

Seniors Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood) are among the 142 NCAA Division III wrestlers to achieve the award.  Both are receiving the award for the second time in their careers.

Campbell, who also attained the award following his sophomore season, had the highest GPA of any of the wrestlers recognized on the team this year.  A politics and English double-major, Campbell logged a 25-8 overall record this winter, tying the school record for wins in a season.  He placed third in the 133-pound weight class at the 2012 Centennial Conference championships and he finished his stellar career ranked second all-time at W&L with 73 victories (73-34).

Dennis also garnered the Scholar All-America award as a sophomore.  The biology and environmental studies double-major finished as the runner-up in the 157-pound weight class at the 2012 Centennial Conference Championship meet.  He completed his senior season with a 23-6 overall record and tied the school record for pins in a season (11).  He finished his outstanding career ranked fourth all-time in wins at W&L with a 71-30 career record.  His 33 career pins are the best mark in school history.

Both Campbell and Dennis were named to the Centennial Conference's 2012 Winter Academic Honor Roll, and Campbell was a Capital One Third Team Academic All-America honoree in 2011.

As a team, Washington and Lee finished eighth overall at the Centennial Conference Championships.