Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania seniors Matt Feast and Doug McGraw were named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I All-Academic team. It is Feast’s third selection and the first for McGraw. The Red and Blue finished among the top-30 Division I schools with the highest team grade point average.
Feast is a four-time NCAA qualifier and became Penn’s first three-time NCAA All-American with his sixth-place finish at the 2005 Championships. Feast has also excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Ivy accolades for the third-consecutive year as a finance major in Wharton. In 2004, the Cressona, Pa. native was a Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District II second-team selection. A team captain his junior and senior seasons, Feast made his mark on the Penn record books by recording 118 career victories which makes him second all-time behind NCAA Champion Brett Matter (128). Feast went 31-6 overall and 8-1 in dual meets during his senior campaign and captured his fourth EIWA Championship at 285 lbs. en route to his third-straight first-team All-Ivy League nod.
McGraw, a native of Emporium, Pa., was a team captain along with Feast for the past two seasons. The three-time NCAA qualifier and 141-pounder, finished the year with a 14-6 overall record and a 6-2 mark in duals and earned second-team All-Ivy League honors. In the classroom, McGraw is a biological basis of behavior major.
The Quakers finished the season with a 9-4 overall record, a 4-1 mark in the Ivy League and a 5-2 mark in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA). Penn placed fifth at the 101st EIWA Championships and sent four grapplers to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant