Penn State wrestlers honored for grades

UNIVERSITY PARK – Four members of the four-time NCAA national champion and four-time Big Ten champion Penn State wrestling team have earned first team All-Academic honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

National champ David Taylor, Matt Brown, Nico Megaludis and James English were all recognized.

NCAA Champion and Hodge Trophy winner Taylor earned his fourth straight first team All-Academic honor from the NWCA. Taylor was the 2014 NCAA Champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler at nationals this year.

Three-time All-American Megaludis earned his second straight first team All-Academic nod after his third place finish at NCAAs this march (Megaludis was not eligible for All-Academic honors as a true freshman in 2012 as the NWCA stipulates you must be in your second year of competition to garner honors).

Two-time All-American Brown earned his second straight All-Academic nod from the NWCA. Brown was 2013’s Elite 89 Award Winner as well as a first team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2013. Senior All-American English arned his first-ever first team All-Academic award from the NWCA, capping off a memorable senior year that saw him finish seventh at NCAAs this past March.

Franklin to host clinic

UNIVERSITY PARK -Coach James Franklin and the Penn State football coaching staff will welcome female fans for an informative evening of football discussion on Friday, May 16 when they host the Penn State Women’s Football Clinic.

The Penn State Women’s Football Clinic will include offensive and defensive breakout sessions, dinner and a tour of Beaver Stadium. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from the coaching staff and ask questions in the rooms where the Nittany Lions have their position meetings in the Lasch Football Building. Franklin will give the keynote motivational address, followed by a question and answer session.