FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 25, 2010

 

SUTHERLAND & DRAPPI NAMED
NWCA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICANS

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College juniors Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) and Travis Drappi (West Orange, NJ) were named Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

 

 

 Junior 149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland

 

Sutherland, who is a physical education major, owns a 3.52 GPA, received this honor as a sophomore in 2009 as well. The team captain earned All-New England Honors by placing second at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21 and competed at the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. He was 39-9 at 149 lbs. with 74 takedowns, 10 reversals, 41 escapes, 38 near-falls and five pins on the season. Sutherland placed first at 149 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14) and at the Ursinus Invitational (Jan. 16). He also placed second at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30), while placing third at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21). He was named the teamís MVP. Sutherland was also named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to its Scholar-Athlete Team.

 

 

 Junior 133 lbs. Travis Drappi

 

Drappi, who is a physical education major, owns a 3.37 GPA. He earned All-New England Honors by placing fifth at the NEWA Championships on Feb. 21. He was 24-7 at 133 lbs. with 45 takedowns, five reversals, 21 escapes, 27 near-falls and two pins on the season. Drappi placed first at 133 lbs. at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14), the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21) and the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 30). He also placed third at the Ursinus Invitational (Jan. 16). He was also named a Pilgrim League Scholar-Athlete and named Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week once.

 

Head Coach Jay Jonesí team finished the 2009-10 season with a 13-7 overall record, a 10-6 mark against New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opposition and a 3-2 (third place) mark in the Pilgrim League.

 

Rhode Island College placed seventh (14 teams) at the 2010 New England Wrestling Association Championships, hosted by Springfield on Feb. 20-21. RIC had seven wrestlers attained All-N.E. status. One Anchorman (Sutherland) advanced to compete at the 2010 NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

During the season, RIC earned second place finishes at the Citrus (Dec. 30) and Ursinus (Jan. 16) Invitationals, while also garnering a fourth place and fifth place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14) and Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21), respectively.

 

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