June 8, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. – Kyle Terry was named to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Third Team, announced by CoSIDA Tuesday, June 8.
Terry joins David Kjeldgaard (2000) and Sam Hazewinkel (2007) as Oklahoma’s third wrestler to be named to the prestigious Academic All-America team.
“It is pretty exciting to be named an Academic All-American,” Terry said. “The good thing about being a student-athlete is you can be successful in both if you really try hard enough and I put a lot of time and effort in both. This is really a great honor.”
The Midwest City, Okla., native graduated in May with a degree in health and sport sciences where he earned a 3.5 GPA. In May The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) named Terry to its annual Division I All-Academic team. The award was Terry’s second-straight NWCA academic honor.
The 2010 NCAA All-American ended his senior campaign with a 31-3 overall record, including a perfect 16-0 in dual action. He also earned his second-straight Big 12 title this season wrestling at 149 pounds and went on to place third at the NCAA Championships.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.