Virginia Tech wrestler Jared Haught was named the 2017 ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Monday.
“With all of the great academic institutions and student-athletes in the ACC, it is a tremendous honor for Jared to be named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year,” said Virginia Tech wrestling Head Coach Tony Robie in a statement. “His dedication in the classroom and on the wrestling mat are truly second to none. We are lucky to have Jared and his leadership in our program. He exemplifies what it really means to be a student-athlete.”
Haught is the second Virginia Tech wrestler to win the award, joining All-American Devin Carter in 2013-2014. Haught had a great season for Virginia Tech, winning an ACC Championship at 197-pounds and placing fourth nationally in the NCAA Championships.
Virginia Tech placed four wrestlers on the ACC All-Academic team — Haught, Solomon Chishko, Zack Zavatsky and Zach Epperly. All four wrestlers were champions in their weight class.