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.
Junior Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll) was one of 98 student-athletes and eight wrestlers 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.
All told, 40 wrestlers earned Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll accolades, with W&L comprising eight of the honorees. Conners was joined on the honor roll by senior Ethan Hartman (River Edge, N.J. / River Dell Regional), juniors Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County) and Andrew Taylor (Atlanta, Ga. / Westminster), and sophomores Bryce Crew (St. Mary's, Ga. / Camden County), Patrick Hofstedt (Severna Park, Md. / Severna Park), Will Medick (Great Falls, Va. / Woodberry Forest) and Matt Muller (Roanoke, Va. / Patrick Henry).
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.
An accounting major, Conners was named to the CC Honor Roll for the second time in his three seasons at W&L. He was the Centennial Conference runner-up at 165 pounds en route to earning Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference honors. He went on to finish fourth at the NCAA Southeast Regional and completed his junior season with a 15-6 overall record. Conners will enter his final year sporting a 57-26 career record.
Hartman also garnered honor roll accolades for the second time in his career. He posted a 19-16 record at 125 pounds this winter, claiming third-place honors at the Centennial Conference Championship. The chemistry major also placed seventh at the NCAA Southeast Regional and completed his W&L career with a 53-77 overall mark.
Hallyburton was placed on the honor roll for the second straight year after also earning Academic All-Centennial Conference laurels a season ago. In 2018-19, he placed third in the 184-pound weight class at the Centennial Conference Championship, and went on to win the same weight class at the NCAA Southeast Regional. He will take an 18-6 season record into this weekend's NCAA Division III Championship event. For his career, the business administration major has logged a 42-18 overall record.
An engineering major, Taylor is also a two-year honoree on the CC Honor Roll. He recorded a 12-10 record at 174 pounds during his junior campaign, placing second in the U.S. Marine Corps Star City Tournament and fifth at both the Jim Crytzer Memorial Invitational and the Mideast Futures Tournament. He claims a 23-31 overall record for his three seasons.
Crew posted a 28-14 overall record and a program-record 18 pins during his sophomore campaign. He placed fourth in the 149-pound weight class at the CC Championship and finished sixth at the NCAA Southeast Regional. The biochemistry major will enter his junior year with a 45-22 overall record.
An environmental studies major, Hofstedt completed his second season at W&L with an 8-8 mark at 174 pounds. He will enter his junior campaign with a 15-26 overall record.
Medick logged a 3-11 overall mark at 149 pounds during his sophomore season, and the physics major carries seven career wins into his junior year.
Muller did not compete during his sophomore year while recovering from injury. The history major notched an 18-18 mark at 133 pounds during his rookie year.
Washington and Lee completed the 2018-19 season with a 12-4 overall record, just one win shy of the program record and the most wins since 1985. The Generals appeared in the NWCA Division III rankings for the first time in program history, and set records for the best finish at both the Centennial Conference Championship (2nd) and the NCAA Southeast Regional (6th).
The season continues on Friday and Saturday, as Hallyburton participates in the NCAA Division III Championship at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. The first round matches begin at 11:00 am on Friday.