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When you think about the sport of wrestling, you think about all the blood, sweat and tears that this young athletes battle through over the course of the season. What some of us forget at times is these young men are Student-Athletes and must obtain a certain standard in the classroom to be eligible to compete on the mat. On Wednesday, the B1G announced the list of Winter Athletes that have carried at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better while also competing as a Division 1 athlete.  Of the nine Hawkeye named to the list three were full-time starters while a fourth, Phillip Laux, saw time in the lineup due to injury.  Below is a list of the student-athletes and what their majoring in

Stephen Alvarez                   So.        English & Creative Writing                                                            Spring Valley, Calif.

Michael Kemerer                  So.        Business                                                                                          Murrysville, Pa.

Phillip Laux                            Jr.         Finance                                                                                            Brighton, Iowa

Logan McQuillen                  Sr.         Health & Human Physiology/Biology                                           Monticello, Iowa

Aaron Meyer                         So.        Health & Human Physiology                                                         Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Alex Meyer                            RS Sr.    Chemistry/Human Physiology                                                      Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Keegan Shaw                        So.        Business                                                                                          Altoona, Iowa

Brandon Sorensen                Jr.         Sport & Recreation Management/Enterprise Leadership          Cedar Falls, Iowa

Vince Turk                             So.        Communications Studies                                                              Hampshire, Ill.


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