LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell placed four wrestlers on the EIWA All-Academic Team for the second straight year while also landing one wrestler on the NWCA All-Academic Team. Freshman national qualifier Garrett Hoffman led the way for the Bison, earning a spot on both teams.

Joining Hoffman on the EIWA squad were Victor Lopez, Tom Sleigh, and Joey Gould. All four academic honorees were in the EIWA Tournament lineup, and three qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Hoffman is the first Bucknell freshman to earn NWCA All-Academic honors. The rookie received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships after going 18-14 during the regular season. He finished 18-16 overall and 5-1 in EIWA dual matches while recording three major decisions and one tech fall.

Lopez, a senior economics major, earned his second straight EIWA All-Academic award. He qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year where he went 1-2, including a 5-3 win over Wisconsin's Timothy Ruschell in the opening round. Lopez went 28-9 overall, 8-2 in EIWA dual matches, and placed fifth at the EIWA Championships. He ranks seventh on Bucknell's career wins list with a record of 108-53.

Sleigh, a junior environmental studies major, qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive season, earning an automatic bid with a runner-up finish at the EIWA Championships. Fueled by a 22-match winning streak, he finished 31-7 overall, 15-1 in dual matches, and a perfect 10-0 in EIWA duals. Sleigh was unbeaten in matches in which bonus points were earned, finishing with 11 major decisions, three tech falls, and three pins. He is a two-time EIWA All-Academic recipient.

Gould was one of the most improved wrestlers on the team over the course of the season. The freshman went 14-14 overall after going 9-4 over his final 13 matches. Included during that final stretch was an eighth-place finish at the EIWA Championships.

Bucknell finished 12-4 overall, tying for the second most wins in program history for a second consecutive season. The Bison went 9-1 in EIWA duals and finished the season with an impressive 10-match winning streak.