Fields named NHSCA academic All-American
Published: May 29, 2012
Patch senior Calen Fields was one of 120 wrestlers nationwide recently named to the 19th annual National High School Coaches Association Academic All-American team, according to a news release from the organization.
Fields was the only DODDS-Europe wrestler selected for the honor, which requires candidates to maintain at least a 3.4 (on a 4.0 system) grade-point average and be a state-tournament-placer at least once during his career. The DODDS-Europe European championships are considered a state tournament for NHSCA purposes.
Fields, who’ll graduate next month with a 3.9 GPA, compiled a career record of 74-14. One of 57 seniors selected as a 2011-2012 academic All-American, Fields plans to attend Rutgers University this fall as a Naval ROTC student. Given his heavy schedule as a member of the first NROTC unit at Rutgers, however, Fields currently has no plans to wrestle inter-collegiately.
The selectees represent Germany and 27 states and will be honored at the National High School Sports Hall of Fame in Easton, Pa., according to the news release.