Walton garners MSC Player of the Week honors
Monday, February 11, 2019
Walton garners MSC Player of the Week honors
Nathan Walton earned MSC Player of the Week accolades after his pin of Life's second-ranked Lucius Van Rensberg. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Nathan Walton was voted Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week after posting a victory over Life University’s second-ranked Lucius Van Rensberg in CU’s only match, as announced by the league office Monday.

The Brownsburg, Ind., native pinned Van Rensberg at 2:20 at 174 in Cumberland’s 30-15 team victory over third-ranked Life last Wednesday. The freshman, ranked seventh nationally at 174, won his 13th consecutive bout and ran his overall record to 25-4 this academic year. He also improved to 7-1 this year against ranked opponents with seven consecutive wins.

Cumberland takes part in the Mid-South Conference Championships this Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., with the direct results used to determine who receives automatic and wild card berths into the 62nd Annual NAIA Championships set for March 1-2 in Des Moines, Iowa.