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Reed, Deuel named to NWCA All-Academic Team
May 8, 2014Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton wrestlers Cody Reed and Tyler Deuel have been selected to the 2013-14 NWCA All-Academic Team, the association announced on Wednesday. The Bearcats were one of 21 teams across the country to have multiple honorees.
In his final collegiate season, Reed capped his outstanding season at the 2014 NCAA Championship in Oklahoma City, where he upended two top-10 ranked wrestlers. He came up just shy of All-America honors after becoming just the second Binghamton wrestler to win his first two NCAA matches to reach the quarterfinals. Reed, the EIWA runnerup at 197 pounds, completed his senior season with a 29-12 record.
A three-time NCAA qualifier, Reed finished with 94 career wins, fourth-most in the program’s Division I history. He was honored with the John Bilos Alumni Award at the 67th Annual Awards Banquet last week.
Deuel produced an outstanding junior season at heavyweight, narrowly missing out on an NCAA berth. He went 28-10 with a team-high 12 pins and was especially dominant in dual matches, going 14-4 and providing a team-high 66 team points. He was No. 23 in the final NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings and was among the nation’s leaders in technical falls (5) during the regular season. He also had a 12-match win streak in mid-January. Off the mat, Deuel worked with SAAC and played a role in the group’s Anti-Bullying message to local school kids.
“We are very proud to see Cody and Tyler gain recognition as Academic All-Americans,” head coach Matt Dernlan said. “Cody and Tyler not only led us on the wrestling mat but in the classroom as well. I believe there is a direct correlation between their academic and athletic success. We talk every day about living your life with an attitude of excellence. Their commitment to embrace the bar we set, academically, socially and athletically, is something we hope continues to trickle down to the rest of our student-athletes.”