FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 14, 2007

 

MIKE BONORA NAMED ACADEMIC
ALL-AMERICAN FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College junior Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) was named an NCAA Div. III Academic All-American for the second consecutive season. He owns a 3.68 cumulative GPA and is majoring in psychology.

 

Bonora earned All-American honors, placing sixth at 141 lbs., at the 2007 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships on Mar. 2-3. He was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the 2007 New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships, winning the 141 lbs. crown on Feb. 18. He was named the Pilgrim Wrestling League’s Wrestler of the Year. He was also named a Pilgrim League First Team All-Star and to the Scholar-Athlete All-Star Team. Bonora finished the season with a 48-6 record to go along with 170 takedowns, 11 reversals, 17 near-falls and seven pins. He was Rhode Island College’s first All-American in 13 years and broke the school record for the most wins in a season.

 

Head Coach Jay Jones team finished the season with an eighth place finish at the NECCWA Championships, hosted by Roger Williams on Feb. 17-18. Rhode Island College was 13-10 overall, 9-7 in the NECCWA and 3-3 in the Pilgrim League on the season.

 

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