Four Wrestlers Recognized by EIWA for Academics
April 25, 2019


Swanson, Sparacio, Ashkar and Doyle earn EIWA All-Academic honors

BETHLEHEM, PA. - Four members of the Binghamton wrestling team have been recognized by the EIWA for their academic achievements during the 2018-19 season. Redshirt freshmen Matt Swanson and Joe Doyle, redshirt sophomore Audey Ashkar, and junior Anthony Sparacio were all named to the 2019 EIWA Academic Achievement award list.

"I'm very proud of our four student-athletes that made the EIWA All-Academic team," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "We constantly stress the value of working hard in the classroom, as well as on the mat. I hope to continue seeing more and more of our wrestler's honored as elite students."

In order to qualify for the award, student-athletes must either have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and participated in this year's EIWA tournament, or maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and qualified for the NCAA championships through the EIWA.

Anthony Sparacio is recognized after maintaining a GPA of 3.29 in Human Development. He placed third at this year's EIWA tournament, posting a record of 4-1 at the championship and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships in his first season wrestling at the Division I level. Sparacio finished the season with a 28-12 overall record, with 3 major decisions and one tech fall. He also finished the season 12-1 in dual matches.

Audey Ashkar is recognized after posting a 3.64 GPA throughout the season in Accounting with a concentration in finance. He placed seventh at the EIWA tournament. The redshirt-sophomore finished the season with a 15-10 record, going 6-3 in dual matches. In addition Ashkar claimed the championship at 125 at the 2019 BU Kaloust Open.

Joe Doyle earns the award having kept up a 3.29 GPA in economics and placing fifth at this year's EIWA tournament. The Richboro, Pa. native recorded a pin in his fifth-place match at 285 to help Binghamton to a sixth-place team finish at the tournament, the highest in program history. The redshirt freshman finished the season with a 29-16 record, including nine pins, five majors and a tech fall for a total of 32 team points.

Redshirt-freshman Matt Swanson is recognized for posting a 3.46 GPA in Economics this semester and competing at the EIWA tournament. A native of Lynbrook, N.Y, Swanson stepped up two weight classes to wrestle at 165 LBS, and posted a record of 6-14 this season. He earned two major decisions throughout his season and placed seventh at the Storm Open.