FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 15, 2017

 

MICHAEL GALLAGHER NAMED
NWCA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICAN

Providence, R.I.-The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) named Rhode Island College junior 184 lbs. Michael Gallagher (Narragansett, RI) a Scholar All-American for his performance during the 2016-17 season.

 

Gallagher, a health sciences major, owns a 3.83 GPA, which ranked in the top 10 among NEWA competitors on the NWCA Scholar All-American team. To be eligible for the award, wrestlers must have a 3.2 GPA or better and be a major contributor on the team.

 

 

 

Gallagher was one of two RIC wrestlers to earn a bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships. He finished second in his weight class at the NCAA Northeast Regionals and also had a fifth place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational during the year. He wrapped up the season with a 25-10 record.

 

Head Coach Jay Jonesí team posted a 7-9 overall record in 2016-17 with a 6-5 mark against New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opposition. The Anchormen finished 11th (16 teams) at the NEWA Dual Championship on Jan. 22. RIC posted a 12th place finish (19 teams) at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championship on Feb. 25-26.d

 

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