The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced the 2016 High School Academic All Americans for the 2015-2016 school year, which includes an Elkin wrestler.
This year marks the 23rd year in which the NHSCA has honored those who triumph both in and out of the classroom. This year’s selection totals 138 Academic All Americans. These student athletes hail from 30 states. This year’s honorees excel in 13 different sports. The total breakdown is as follows: 12 freshman, 21 sophomores, 47 juniors and 58 seniors.
Elkin High School wrestler Jude Lloyd is a recipient of this year’s NHSCA All American award. He is a two-time state place winner, finishing second as a freshman and third as a sophomore. Lloyd had a season record of 39-7 and has a career record of 67-12. He has a GPA of 3.9. He will graduate in 2018 from Elkin High School.
“This year’s Academic All Americans are the epitome of what a student-athlete is. Not only do they excel on the playing field, mat, court, pool, or track, but they also excel in the classroom,” said NHSCA Executive Director Bobby Ferraro. “These student-athletes are leaders in and out of the classroom and are the future leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to deem them Academic All Americans.”