SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Drury wrestler Will Kuster was named to the Academic All-District At-Large Team by College Sports Communicators, formally known as CoSIDA. Student-Athletes were recognized among the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. Each must carry a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have significant athletic achievements during their season.
The At-Large team combines student-athletes from: Women’s Beach Volleyball, Women’s Bowling, Women’s Crew/Rowing, Men’s and Women’s Fencing, Women’s Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics, Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Rifle, Men’s and Women’s Skiing, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo and Men’s Wrestling.
Kuster was an All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection and advanced to the NCAA-II National Tournament after a third place finish at the SuperRegional meet in the 165-pound division. The sophomore from Jefferson City finished the season 21-7 and went 7-0 in conference duals. Kuster also posted 3.90 grade point average and is a Cyber-Risk Management major. He was named a Scholar All-American earlier this year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
James Reynolds completed his seventh season as the head coach for the Drury wrestling team, a position he has had since the team’s inception. The Panthers sent three wrestlers to the national championship tournament in 2022-23, the most ever for the program, and Peter Kuster finished fourth nationally in the 141-pound class marking the best finish ever at nationals by a Drury wrestler.