Mocs Celebrate 2011 With Postseason Awards Banquet
Head Coach Heath Eslinger With the 2011 Senior Class, including Jason McCroskey, Cody Cleveland and Matt Lettner.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team wrapped up the 2010-11 season with its annual Awards Banquet on Thursday.  Nearly 100 guests joined the Mocs as they celebrated the seventh consecutive Southern Conference title and six wrestlers advancing to the NCAA Championships in 2011. 

Head coach Heath Eslinger handed out the hardware, beginning with the Freshman of the Year award going to Shawn Greevy (Mechanicsburg, Pa.).  Greevy posted a 7-5 record at 141 this season, earning a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman team. 

Sophomore Niko Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) earned the Most Improved Award.  Coming off a freshman campaign where he went 11-15 at 197, Brown earned an at-large bid to the 2011 NCAA Championships and finished with a 19-11 overall record. 

The Pat Murphy Academic Award went to Jason McCroskey (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.). Majoring in Engineering, McCroskey is a two-time Academic All-NWCA and a three-time Academic All-SoCon selection.  He competed in his third straight NCAA Championships and finished with a 23-11 overall record. 

Junior Dan Waddell (Chattanooga, Tenn.) fought his way back into the lineup after missing all of last year with a shoulder injury.  He earned the Ethan Reeve Workhorse Award after moving up a weight to 165 where he finished 10-7. 

The Jim Morgan MVP honor went to senior Cody Cleveland (Tullahoma, Tenn.).  Cleveland won the SoCon 141 title for the third time in the last four years, advancing to his fourth NCAA Championships.  The three-time All-SoCon performer ended the year with a 13-2 record.

Chattanooga finished with an 11-9 overall mark in dual matches.  They will carry a 35-match SoCon winning streak into next season.  The Mocs will only lose three starters to graduation, including Cleveland, McCroskey and heavyweight Matt Lettner (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.). 

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