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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Ross Gitomer (R-Sr., Flemington, N.J.) has been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s 2009-10 All-Academic Team, the NWCA announced Wednesday.

Gitomer earned a degree last year in government and currently is in graduate school working on an elementary education degree. He was an NCAA qualifier this season and finished the year with a 25-15 record and a team-best eight major decisions. Gitomer concluded his career with 94 career wins, which ranks eighth in Virginia history.

To qualify for the All-Academic team, a wrestler must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and either been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule – and must have competed in at least 60 percent of said schedule. The other way to qualify for the All-Academic team is to have a 3.0 GPA and been an NCAA All-American.

As a team, UVa earned a spot on the NWCA’s All-Academic Top 30 list, as the Cavaliers came in at 24th nationally with a cumulative team grade-point average of 2.9424. For teams to be eligible for consideration, the team GPA is comprised of 12 student athletes, including the 10 wrestlers that were the entries in the NCAA tournament conference qualifier. If teams had less than 10 entries for their respective qualifier, they may fill those spots with wrestlers that competed in at least one varsity dual during the season.

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