University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Dean Pavlou was recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) for his work in the classroom this week. Pavlou, a two-time Southern Conference Champion and three-time NCAA qualifier, earned a spot on the Academic All-NWCA team for the fourth time in his career.
Pavlou was one of 82 NCAA Division I wrestlers to make the team. Selection was based on cumulative g.p.a. and performance on the mat during the 2012-13 season.
Pavlou graduated this spring with a degree in Health & Human Performance. He carried a 3.71 grade-point-average that included four Academic All-SoCon recognitions.
He finished with a career best 24-14 overall record in 2012-13 and a second place showing at the SoCon Championships at 141 pounds. He was 78-48 in his four-year career at UTC.