Four W&L Wrestlers Earn Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll Laurels

Four W&L Wrestlers Earn Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll Laurels

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Centennial Conference released its 2018 Winter Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-Centennial teams on Thursday and Washington and Lee wrestling was well represented.

Sophomore Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County) was one of 79 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Centennial Conference team, which recognizes student-athletes who received both All-Conference honors and were named to the Academic Honor Roll.

Hallyburton was joined on the Centennial Academic Honor Roll by senior Alex Pollera (Warren, N.J. / Watchung Hills Regional), junior Ethan Hartman (River Edge, N.J. / River Dell Regional), and sophomores Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll) and Andrew Taylor (Atlanta, Ga. / Westminster).

To qualify for the CC Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 or higher.

A business administration major, Hallyburton returned late in the season from an injury suffered during his rookie campaign.  He finished with a 10-3 overall record, placing second in the 184-pound weight class at the Centennial Conference Championship en route to earning Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference honors. He then went on to finish fifth in the same weight class at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

Pollera completed his senior season with a 5-7 overall record at 141 pounds, posting two wins by fall.  The business administration and politics double-major completed his four-year career with a 42-42 record.  Pollera garnered NWCA Scholar All-America honors as a sophomore when he went 22-14 overall at 141 pounds.

Hartman notched a 17-19 overall record at 125 pounds, recording five wins by fall during the season.  The chemistry major will enter his senior season with 34 career victories.

Conners is an accounting and business administration major, who posted an 18-8 record during his sophomore campaign.  He placed third in the 157-pound weight class at the Centennial Conference Championship, and was a fourth-place finisher in the same weight class at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

An engineering major, Taylor completed his sophomore season with an 8-8 overall record.  He finished second in the 165-pound weight class in the Jim Crytzer Memorial Invitational in January.

Washington and Lee finished the 2018 season with a 9-6 overall record, the program's most wins in a season since 1987.  W&L also produced its highest-ever placing in the Centennial Conference Championship, finishing third out of eight teams.  Additionally, the Generals placed seventh out of 18 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

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