Virginia's Scott Moore Named ACC Wrestler of the Year
March 26, 2004
GREENSBORO, NC – Scott Moore of Virginia was honored as the league’s Wrestler of the Year, while Duke head coach Clar Anderson was named ACC Wrestling Coach of the Year, as selected by the league’s five head coaches.
The Cavalier’s Scott Moore earned Wrestler of the Year honors after completing one of the finest seasons in Virginia history. The senior from Franklin, Pa., finished the season with a record of 51-1 overall, 17-0 in dual match action, with 34 wins coming by fall at 141 pounds.
Moore finished third at the NCAA Championship to earn All-America accolades. This season he broke both the single-season and career records for most falls at Virginia in just on year as a Cavalier. Moore’s 34 falls this season broke the former UVa single-season record of 11 and the career record of 28. His 51 single-season wins this year ranks him first all-time at Virginia.
Prior to Nationals, Moore was named ACC Wrestler of the Week four times and was crowned the ACC Most Valuable Wrestler at the conference championship after recording a pair of technical falls to win the title at 141 pounds.
Anderson wins the award for the first time in his coaching career and becomes just the first Duke Coach to garner such honors since 1986 when the ACC began awarding a Coach of the Year. Duke finished the regular with a 9-7 dual match record and a 3-1 mark in the conference. It marked just the fourth time in Duke wrestling history that the Blue Devils posted three conference wins and the first time since the 1960 season.
Duke placed third at the ACC Championship with 60 points, claiming individual victories at 125 pounds, 133 pounds, 174 pounds and 184 pounds. The third place finish tied the Blue Devils for their highest-ever finish at a conference championship meet.