Oct. 1, 2012
Each month, the McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes (MAC) recognizes one male and one female University of Minnesota student-athlete for their academic achievements. Brett Pfarr, a freshman on the wrestling team, was honored as September's Male Student-Athlete of the Month. His work ethic and academic performance have impressed those around him.
Wresting Academic Counselor Alissa Allen said, “Brett has done an amazing job in the first month of his academic career at the University of Minnesota. He has done everything asked of him and performed well in his courses. He has a strong work ethic and is a very pleasant individual to interact with during the week. I expect great things from him in the future.”
The winners of the student-athlete of the month awards are determined by a number of factors evaluated on a monthly basis. Including, but not limited to outstanding test/exam results, GPA improvements, superior modeling in study habits and skills, academic praise from instructors and overall grade reports for a given semester.
Head Wrestling Coach J Robinson was equally excited for Brett’s accomplishments. "We have been impressed with Brett and his discipline in the classroom and on the mat. His drive to be a successful student-athlete is impressive. He has been a great addition to this Gopher family."
Pfarr was recruited to the Gopher squad after an impressive career at Le Sueur-Henderson High School. He totaled 191 career wins en route to a 2012 Minnesota State High School League state championship and All-American accolades from NHSCA and USA Wrestling in 2010-12. With his help, his team achieved three consecutive conference championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and a runner-up finish at the 2011 sectional competition.
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