Bronco Wrestlers Earn NWCA Academic Honors

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State wrestling team saw three student-athletes receive individual academic recognition last Friday (May 20), as Adam Hall, Alan Bartelli and Jake Swartz were all named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Division I Team.

The NWCA announced 93 wrestlers to the All-Academic Team who were selected based both on grade point average and competitive accomplishments. This marks the fifth academic honor of the spring for Hall and the second for both Bartelli and Swartz.

Hall leads the way for the Broncos as the academic honors continue to roll in for the Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Bonners Ferry HS) native. This spring he was named Pac-10 Conference Wrestling Scholar Athlete of the Year, Pac-10 All-Academic First Team and Capital One Academic All-District. Hall was also one of 29 recipients of the 2010-11 NCAA Winter Men's Postgraduate Scholarship.

Hall put together an outstanding final campaign on the mat for Boise State in which he wrestled to his second consecutive Pac-10 title and NCAA All-American honors at 157 pounds. He finished his redshirt senior year with a 30-2 overall record and a fifth-place finish at the national tournament. Hall graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree in Health Science.

Bartelli, a Wasilla, Alaska (Wasilla HS) native, earned his second academic honor of the spring following a solid senior season wrestling at 125 pounds for the Broncos. Bartelli compiled a 20-10 overall record while qualifying to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year. He joined Hall in receiving Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honors in April. Bartelli is currently finishing his pre-dental bachelor's degree.

Swartz, a redshirt sophomore from Auburn, Wash. (Auburn HS), also received his second academic honor of the spring after being named Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team. Swartz concluded his redshirt freshman season with a 20-16 record and his first trip to the national tournament. Swartz is currently studying business management at Boise State.

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