Two Cavaliers Named to Academic All-American Squads
May 26, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Virginia’s Matt Roth (Wescosville, Pa./Parkland) and Jim Harshaw (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) were both named to the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association (NWCA) Academic All-American honorable mention squads, as announced by Tim Neumann, the head wrestling coach at the University of Nebraska.
Matt Roth (Wescosville, Pa./Parkland) was the ACC Wrestler of the Week twice in 1998, one of only two wrestlers in the ACC to receive the honor multiple times. He was second on the team with a 76.3% winning percentage (29-9) and ranked fourth on the team in wins. An NCAA qualifier in 1995 and 1996, Roth was the ACC Runner-up in 1995 at 118 pounds. His ten pins this season led the Cavaliers.
Harshaw won his second consecutive ACC title in 1998 to go along with his second consecutive Virginia state crown. He is the two-time State Meet Outstanding Wrestler and he advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. He led the Cavaliers in winning percentage with a 21-6 record (.714) and was fifth on the team in wins.His five pins was second on the team.
The selection of these two Virginia athletes marks the seventh consecutive year that a Virginia athlete has been named to the squads.