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UWSP's White Elected to Div. 3 Wrestling Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Press Release) – UW-Stevens Point assistant wrestling coach Yan White will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Hall of Fame, announced Jay Jones, the Membership Chair of the NCAA Division III Coaches Association. 

The induction ceremony will be part of the 2012 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships March 8-10 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. 

White is one of two wrestlers in school history to compete in the national championship match three straight years, winning the title in 2001 and finishing as runner-up the following two years. White was a three-time WIAC champion at 197 pounds and compiled a 103-15 career record, the second-best winning percentage in school history. He was the WIAC Wrestler of the Meet in 2001 and 2002. White was also UWSP's Male Athlete of the Year in an individual sport in 2001 and 2003.

"We are very proud of Yan's accomplishments and contributions to UWSP wrestling," said UW-Stevens Point head coach Johnny Johnson.  "I feel Yan is very deserving of this recognition from the NWCA."

White will begin his eighth season as a coach for the Pointers in 2011-12. He served as the team's top assistant for six years after serving one year as a student assistant coach upon completing his eligibility.

White joins former UW-Stevens Point head coach Marty Loy as the only other member of UWSP wrestling to be inducted into the NWCA Division III Hall of Fame. 

The Antigo native lives in Plover with his wife, Tori, and son Trig.


Courtesy: UWSP Press Release

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