Stanford's Galli Named Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO – STANFORD’s Peter Galli was named the Pac-12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 season, the Conference office announced today. The award, which is presented in each of the 23 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
Galli, who hails from Baltimore, Md., becomes the fourth Cardinal to be named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for wrestling. He carries a 3.33 grade point average as a Science, Technology & Society major. As a redshirt junior last season, Galli was named NWCA Academic All-America. He is currently second on the team in victories, sporting a record of 23-5, and is ranked nationally at No. 18 (174 pounds) by InterMat. His career record stands at 58-28.
Galli and his fellow Cardinal will compete at the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships on Sunday at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion. The competition will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network, starting at 6 p.m. PT. Tickets to attend the event are available at GoStanford.com/tickets or by calling 800-STANFORD.
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 23 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, 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.
Also Nominated: Coleman Hammond, Cal State Bakersfield (3.19, Business Administration)