Wrestler Earns All-Academic Accolades

Wineberg honored by National Coaches Association

June 2, 1998

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Junior Willie Wineberg (Fairfield, Ohio, H.S.) of the Purdue wrestling team has been selected to the 1998 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Honorable Mention Team.

The award is presented to individuals who displayed the ability to perform in the classroom as well as on the mat. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Wineberg has made the NWCA All-Academic Honorable Mention Team three times in his career.

Wineberg, an elementary education major, finished 22-6 this season with a 6-2 Big Ten record. He placed fifth at 142 pounds in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. He finished 3-2 as the 10th seed at the NCAA Championships. Wineberg holds a career record of 66-21.