Menlo women's wrestlers earn All-American Scholastic honors


The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced that Menlo College captured the inaugural NAIA Women’s Scholar All-American Team Title with a 3.4 GPA, edging Eastern Oregon's 3.34 team GPA.

This national championship caps a historic season for the Menlo College women’s squad that saw the Oaks win a pair of titles at the WCWA National Championships and the Inaugural NAIA Women’s National Invitational.

Menlo also led the Individual Scholar All-American awards with ten wrestlers earning spots on the team. Of their ten award winners, half were NAIA finalists and four captured national titles.

Team runners-up, Eastern Oregon followed with seven individual honorees while three other schools had two apiece (Central Christian College of Kansas, University of Providence, and Waldorf University).

The NAIA has been a leader in the growth of women’s wrestling on the collegiate level for many years and they took another step when they implemented the National Invitational this season which was hosted by the University of Jamestown.

“We are proud to honor this year’s Scholar All-Americans and their success in the classroom,” said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director. "A special thanks to the coaching and support staffs as well as the leadership at each of these institutions for their tireless efforts in helping to better the lives of their student-athletes.”

NWCA NAIA Women's Wrestling

Individual Scholar All-Americans

(Menlo College)

Alleida Martinez, Fr, 109, Business Management

Angela Peralta, So,143, Business, Human Resource Management

Brittany Woods-Orrison, Sr, 136, Psychology

Emily Sandoval, Fr, 191, Psychology

Gracie Figueroa, Fr, 116, Business Management

Hipah Salem, Sr, 101, Business Marketing

Iman Kazem, Sr, 155, Psychology

Marilyn Garcia, Jr, 143, Business Finance

Solin Piercy, Jr, 136, Business, Marketing & Human Resource Mgt.

Taryn Ichimura, So, 116, Business Finance


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