University of Minnesota wrestler C.P. Schlatter has been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-America Team for the 2007-08 season, the organization announced late last week. It is the third and final career honor for the senior.
Schlatter, a four-time NCAA qualifier and 2007 All-American, posted a 3.31 GPA during the fall semester as a nursing major at the University. Earlier this season, Schlatter was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the fourth time in his career. He is also a four-time U of M Scholar Athlete.
The Masillon, Ohio native was an NWCA Academic All-American following his redshirt freshman season in 2004-05 as well as in 2006-07.
On the mat, Schlatter enjoyed an outstanding 2007-08 season, his final one as a collegiate wrestler. Schlatter posted a 28-5 overall record, including 26-2 during the regular season. He carried a 19-match winning streak into the semifinals of the Big Ten Championships, and won his 100th career match Jan. 25 against Michigan State. Schlatter's 109-31 career record puts him 25th on the Gophers' all-time wins leaderboard.
A former recipient of the prestigious Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award as the top prep wrestler in the nation, Schlatter was an Academic All-American and graduated fourth in his class with a 4.06 GPA in high school.
For a complete list of the 2007-08 NWCA Academic All-America Team, click here.