April 20, 2017
MANHEIM, Pa. -- University of Michigan sophomore/freshmen Myles Amine and Stevan Micic were named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association's All-Academic team, the NWCA announced this week. Both Wolverine rookies also earned All-America honors in their NCAA Championships debut.
Awarded annually, the NWCA All-Academic team is comprised of 135 student-athletes. Four Division I champions made the team, while six additional runners-up were included. In all, 35 All-Americans were All-Academic selections. Of the 135 individuals, 115 wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Division I championships, up from 101 last season and an increase of 19 since 2014-15.
Amine, a business administration major, claimed a fourth-place finish at 174 pounds at the NCAA championships and took third at both the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Big Ten Championships. He posted 32-7 record, earning 11 wins against ranked opponents over the course of the season. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and is a two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award honoree.
Micic, a sociology major, posted a 29-7 record -- with 21 bonus wins -- and also took fourth place at 133 pounds in his first NCAA Championships appearance. He claimed seven place at CKLV tournament and third at the Big Ten meet. Micic also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
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