The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released the list of 2019-2020 Scholar All-American honors last week, with awards going to 178 individuals representing 64 institutions. Among those honorees, the Black Knights had two Cadets named on the individual Scholar All-Americans list, including Cael McCormick and Ben Harvey.
McCormick, a Systems Engineering major, and Harvey, an American Politics major, represent the United States Military Academy (USMA) among some of the best and brightest in the country in Division I wrestling, each earning above a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average. This is the second year in a row that both athletes have received the honor from the NWCA for their hard work and dedication to their academic success. Both athletes have now been recognized at the conference and national level this year for holding such high standards in the classroom.
Prior to having their season being cut short, the duo found ample success on the mat as well after each qualifying for the 2020 NCAA tournament. This would have been Harvey's third consecutive NCAA appearance and McCormick's second, as both Cadets were consistently dominant in the 164 and 175 weight class, respectively.
Both McCormick and Harvey will graduate from the Academy in June and move on to join the Cyber Corps and Field Artillery/Military Intelligence Corps, respectively.