Arizona State's Eskam named 2015 Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference has named Chace Eskam of ARIZONA STATE as the 2015 Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
Eskam holds a 16-13 overall record at heavyweight, with a 7-8 mark in duals. He has two top-10 finishes this season, finishing third in the Daktronics Open and sixth in the Edinboro Open. The redshirt senior holds a career record of 26-28, with an 11-16 career mark in duals, wrestling for two full seasons with the Sun Devils after redshirting his sophomore year due to a bout with cancer. Off the matt, Eskam holds a 3.74 grade point average, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-12 institution may nominate one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-12 staff members at the conclusion of each sport’s regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 22 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling.
The Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards were established during the 2007-08 academic year.
Other nominees included Holden Packard of BOISE STATE, Spencer Hill of CSU BAKERSFIELD, and Garrett Schaner of STANFORD.