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    http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.db...&ATCLID=882255

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    DURHAM, N.C. ? The Duke wrestling team was announced as the 2006-07 National Wrestling Coaches? Association All-Academic champion this weekend. With a cumulative team grade point average of 3.3861, the Blue Devils edged out Stanford and last year?s champion Brown.

    Individually, Duke placed two wrestlers on the 57-member All-Academic team in 149-pound Daniel Shvartsman and 165-pound Aaron Glover. Glover is a junior with a 3.53 GPA as a psychology major with a certificate in markets and management. He placed fourth at the ACC championships in March. Shvartsman, a graduating senior, will receive his diploma in economics and history with a minor in Russian. He holds a 3.48 GPA and finished third at the ACC championships.

    ?This is something the NWCA, its board members and staff are always pleased to announce,? said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. ?It?s one thing to always talk about how good these guys are on the mat, but we must remember that academics are more important than any particular sport, and it?s great to see these programs doing it in the classroom.?

    For teams to be eligible for consideration, teams comprise 12 student athletes, including the 10 wrestlers that were the entries in the NCAA tournament conference qualifier. If teams had less than 10 entries for their respective qualifier, they may fill those spots with wrestlers that competed in at least one varsity dual during the season.

    Individually, wrestlers must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule ? and must have competed in at least 60 percent of said schedule. The other way to qualify for the All-Academic team is have a 3.0 cumulative and been an NCAA All-American.

    Top 10 All-Academic Teams (with team GPA)
    1. Duke University- 3.3861
    2. Stanford University- 3.368
    3. Brown University- 3.3649
    4. Princeton University- 3.189
    5. University of Northern Iowa- 3.1441
    6. Duquesne University- 3.1036
    7. American University- 3.095
    8. Drexel University- 3.0383
    9. Northwestern University- 3.0152
    10. North Dakota State University- 3.0151
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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    Northwestern being on that list is really the only impressive thing. Not to be a jerk (too late I know), but I can't even name one Duke wrestler, so it seems like they should be doing well in academics.

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    I know, it's not like Dook sets the wrestling world on fire, but what Clar Anderson has done there with no scholarships is still pretty impressive. It's hard to get top recruits to come there and have to pay their way ($46,000 per year), so it's not really fair to compare them to Northwestern as far as being impressive on the mat.
    Super 32 Challenge - October 26-27, 2013

    "Good things happen when you wrestle for a full seven minutes." -- Jayson Ness, post-finals press conference

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    Wrestlers are no academic World beaters that's for sure.

    A GPA with 3.0 or lower will not get you very far after college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Wrestlers are no academic World beaters that's for sure.

    A GPA with 3.0 or lower will not get you very far after college.
    So when they tell you it is just about the diploma not the grade that doesn't matter?
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    Big, I don't think anyone has ever asked for my GPA in HS or college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    Big, I don't think anyone has ever asked for my GPA in HS or college.
    How far have you gotten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    How far have you gotten?

    What does that have to do with it?
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    Well, Big I was a Chemist for about a year and a half after I graduated from the University of Iowa and for the last 10 years I have worked in Technical and Sales Management and now for the last 6 months I've been a Network Engineer for Cingular "the new AT&T". I have hired at least a hundred people and interviewed at least 700 people maybe a thousand. I have never once asked what someones GPA is or was.


    How many interviews have you been to where you were asked your GPA? I just don't see the relevance of asking it in a interview.
    Last edited by Wiltz; 05-15-2007 at 04:08 PM.

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