Trinity Wrestlers And Wresting Team Receive Numerous Academic Awards

Trinity Wrestlers And Wresting Team Receive Numerous Academic Awards

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College wrestling sophomore captain Grant Sorensen (Moore, Okla.) was named as a 2016-17 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Scholar All-American, and joined sophomores John Davis (Princeton Junction, N.J.), Joe Penna (Reading, Mass.), and Mason Sangillo (Florham Park, N.J.) the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic Team, while those four qualified for the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) All-Academic Team along with Bantam sophomores Nolan Cornu (Hopkinton, Mass.), Jack Reilly (Andover, Mass.), Andrew Saccone (Osterville, Mass.), Ian Steckel (Winchester, Mass.), and first-years Steve Cerrone (Quechee, Vt.), Lukas Kaminski (Hopkinton, Mass.), and Fumihiro Tamada (Okayama, Japan).  In addition, the Bantam squad was recognized as a NWCA Scholar Team Award recipient.  Trinity wrestling, coached by Marques Gales (3rd Season), finished the 2016-17 season with a 5-10 record in dual matches, placed 13th in the Headlock for Hunger/New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals Championships, and 16th in the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships this winter.

Sorensen earned the NWCA Scholar All-American honor for posted a cumulative g.p.a. of better than 3.2 and winning over 67 percent of his matches.  Trinity wrestling received its national award due to its team g.p.a. of 3.31, which tied Williams College for seventh-best in the nation among Division III schools.   To earn NESCAC All-Academic, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. 

Sorensen led the Bantams with a 26-11 record, predominantly at 141 pounds, with 11 pins and a 10-3 mark in dual matches.  Also a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) All-Academic Team selection last winter, Sorensen is a graduate of Heritage Hall High School.  He is the son of Carol and John Sorensen.

Davis was 6-12, mostly at 165 pounds, with one pin this winter including a 1-6 mark in dual matches.  A NEWA All-Academic honoree last season, Davis is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and is majoring in economics and history at Trinity.  He is the son of Sharon and John Davis.

Penna was 4-10 at 141 and 149 pounds with two wins by fall this winter.  A NEWA All-Academic honoree last season, Penna is a graduate of Reading Memorial High School and is majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish at Trinity.  He is the son of Ann and George Penna.  

Sangillo was 10-14 at 197 pounds and heavyweight with two pins this winter.  A NEWA All-Academic honoree last season, Sangillo is a graduate of Hanover Park High School and is majoring in economics at Trinity.  He is the son of Rosa Marsal and Frank Sangillo.

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