LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall senior Justin Herbert is not ready to call it a career quite yet. The Diplomats’ 174-pound senior was one of 52 wrestlers selected for an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament when the field was announced on Wednesday.
Herbert and the other 51 at-large selections will join the 278 automatic qualifiers in St. Louis when the NCAA Division I Championships get underway next Thursday, March 19.
Herbert owns a career record of 82-37 with a school record of 35 pins. He ranks fifth on the F&M career wins list, one victory ahead of Mike Parziale ’06 and one behind Hall of Famer, Vic Bernardino ’94.
Herbert is F&M’s first NCAA Qualifier in 11 years. Brendan James ’98, a three-time team MVP, qualified for the 1998 NCAA Championships at 150 pounds after placing second at the EIWA Championships. James was the last Diplomat to wrestle at the National Championships.