• Seven national top-10 team finishes
  • Four NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 45 All-America honors
  • 2 All-Americans in 2015

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Central’s Stewart lands academic wrestling honor

Wrestling | March 18, 2013

PELLA—Central College’s Theron Stewart (Marshalltown) has been named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Stewart, a physical education major, carries a 3.31 grade point average (4.0 scale).

To qualify for the award, a wrestler must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and either place in the top six at the NCAA Division III regional or win more than 67 percent of his matches.

A 197-pound senior, Stewart posted a 23-5 record. He took runner-up honors at the Knox (Ill.) Invitational and finished third at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.) Invitational. Stewart has compiled a 74-40 career mark.

It’s the second straight year Stewart has received the honor. Eleven Dutch wrestlers have earned the distinction 14 times.


Central College’s NWCA Scholar All-Americans
1988—Chris Hoffman

1989—Chris Hoffman, Shaun Van Vark

1992—Lynn Silver, Brad Kreiner

1996—Brent Dunlap

2001—Jeremy Hendricks

2002—Jeremy Hendricks, Andy Gum

2005—Peter Howard

2010—Reid Imerman

2012—Zach Beekman, Theron Stewart

2013—Theron Stewart

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