CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ohio Northern junior Cody Lovejoy lost in overtime in the first session of the first day of the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships on Friday morning at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Lovejoy, the No. 5-seed in the heavyweight division, fell 6-4 in sudden victory to Ricky Caruso of Bridgewater State (Mass.) in his first match to fall to 40-4 on the season.
Lovejoy along with sophomore Colt Lovejoy has been named Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
To be eligible, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of at least 3.20 (cumulative or last academic year) and meet one of the three criteria: qualify for the NCAA Championships, place in top six at the NCAA qualifier, or win more than 66 percent of matches and wrestle in 50 percent of scheduled dates.
Cody Lovejoy earned his second straight Scholar All-American award.
This season he was named OAC Wrestler of the Year.
Colt Lovejoy went 22-8 on the season with six pins at 165 pounds.
He finished fifth at the NCAA III Mideast Regionals.
In addition, the Polar Bears were also named as one of the Top-30 Scholar Teams by the NWCA.
The team award takes cumulative grade point average of 10 wrestlers, of which at least six must have competed at the NCAA Regional this year. The 10 GPA’s are then averaged.
ONU was ranked No. 21.