Frost named Academic All-American

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BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony senior wrestler Adam Frost was named as one of 90 Academic All-Americans by the National High School Coaches Association.

Frost, who won his 100th match of his career at the Vermont state tournament in February, was a captain for the Patriots and propelled them to their 32nd straight state championship as a team.

Individually, Frost won the 160-pound Vermont state crown with a win over Essex's Gill Stawinski after finishing second in the state as a junior. He also went 6-0 at the Lowell Holidays in December, grabbing a victory at the prestigious tournament, including a 9-8 win in the finals.

Frost finished the year with a 42-5 record and 102-27 overall.

Academically, Frost is ranked No. 26 in the senior class with a 3.6 grade point average and will attend Trinity College in Connecticut in the fall.

To qualify, students must carry at least a 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a state tournament place-winner or be selected as all-state athlete at least once during their high school career.

"This year's Academic All-Americans are the epitome of what a student-athlete is," said NHSCA CEO Bobby Ferraro in a press release. "Not only do they excel on the playing field, mat, court, pool and track, they also excel in the classroom. These student-athletes are leaders in and out of the classroom and are the future leaders of tomorrow."

Since 2005, 12 Vermont wrestlers have received an Academic All-American award. The last two were in 2011, when Chris Schramm and Rachel Hale earned the honors.

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