LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Rick Durso earned the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Academic Achievement Award. The 141-pound redshirt senior was one of only 26 grapplers in the conference to garner the distinction.
To earn the accolade, which is in its inaugural year, a student-athlete must either achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and win 60 percent of his total schedule and/or be an EIWA Place winner, or achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher and qualify for the NCAA Championships through the EIWA.
Durso, also named to the 2014 NWCA Academic All-Academic Team, became the first two-time EIWA Champion in program history with his 4-0 performance at the conference championships in March. The program's only four-time NCAA Qualifier, Durso wrapped up the season with a 39-10 record, which tied his season wins record and gave him a program-best 145-38 mark for his career.