Three wrestlers garner MSC Scholar-Athlete accolades
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Three wrestlers garner MSC Scholar-Athlete accolades
Christian Varner was one of three CU wrestlers named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland wrestlers were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes last week, as announced by the league office before the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kan.

Juniors Jamison Manning and Nick Paden along with redshirt sophomore Christian Varner all garnered the accolade. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

Paden has a perfect 4.0 GPA in Mathematics while Manning carries a 3.71 in Criminal Justice/Public Administration and Varner posts a 3.59 in Engineering Science/Mathematics.

A total of 28 wrestlers from six Mid-South Conference institutions were honored, with the University of the Cumberlands and Campbellsville University each with six grapplers honored.

Jamison Manning – 3.71, Criminal Justice/Public Administration
Nick Paden – 4.00, Mathematics
Christian Varner – 3.59, Engineering Science/Mathematics