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Montana State-Northern's Nick Kunz headlines NWCA scholar All-Americans

Nick Kunz
Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 09, 2020

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recognized the Montana State-Northern men's wrestling team in its scholar All-American teams, which were released on Friday.

The Lights posted a 3.368 team grade-point average, the second-highest team GPA in the NAIA. Embry-Riddle had the highest team GPA with a 3.397.

MSUN was led by juniors Nick Kunz and Isaac Bartel , who both earned NWCA scholar All-American recognition. Kunz, the former Helena Capital High School grappler, won an NAIA national championship at 125 pounds. Bartel, from Mason City, Iowa, placed second at the NAIA national championships in the 197-pound bracket.

The University of Providence also had two wrestlers honored: redshirt seniors Casey Dobson and John Hensley. Dobson, a Great Falls High School alum, placed second in the 157-pound bracket at the NAIA championships, while Hensley, a Boise native, finished seventh at 197 pounds.

Bozeman's Keegan Mulhill was also recognized by the NWCA. A sophomore at Eastern Oregon, Mulhill qualified for the NAIA national championships at 174 pounds but did not place.

To qualify, a wrestler must be a 2020 NAIA qualifier and boast at least a 3.25 GPA or be a 2020 NAIA All-American with a 3.00 GPA. To view the complete list of individual scholar All-Americans, please click here. For the top 15 scholar All-American teams, click here.