Wrestling
Lockhart Named To All-American Team

 
 

Dec. 21, 2000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois wrestler John Lockhart has been named to the All-American Farm Team sponsored by Dodge Trucks and Successful Farming magazine. Lockhart earned second-team honors on the wrestling team while fellow Fighting Illini Allison Curtin was named captain and first team member of the women's basketball squad.

Lockhart, a junior from Mahomet, Ill., was named a second-team academic All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) last season. He has a cumulative grade point average of 3.28 and is majoring in kinesiology. He earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA tournament during the 1999-2000 season and is currently 12-2 and ranked fourth in the nation.

The All-American Farm Team is a scholastic program sponsored by Dodge Truck and Successful Farming magazine, honoring outstanding collegiate athletes who call a farm or ranch home. This, the first part of the program, honors outstanding men and women athletes from the sports of football, volleyball, basebal, softball and track & field.

Selections to these teams are made by a panel of judges comprised of journalists, college coaches and sports information directors. All athletes named to the program's first team receive a $500 scholarship donated in their name to the college they attend. In addition, team captains receive a $750 scholarship. All athletes and their parents receive a plaque honoring their selection to the team.

This marks the sixth year for the All-American Farm Team program. During that time the program has awarded $175,000 in scholarships to deserving athletes.

Successful Farming magazine is an agricultural journal with 1.5 million readers nationwide.

ALL AMERICAN FARM TEAM

Wrestling
First Team
Brad Vering, University of Nebraska (team captain)
Tim Cobbs, Jr., Missouri Valley College
Paul Konechne, South Dakota State University
Eric Schmiesing, Hofstra University
Jody Strittmatter, University of Iowa

Second Team
Casey Doyle, Wartburg College
John Lockhart, University of Illinois
Clint Long, Mount St. Clare College
Todd Proper, Gannon University
Luke Shaw, Central Missouri State University

MEN'S BASKETBALL

First Team
Zachary Yoder, Messiah College (team captain)
Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis College
Adam Cook, College of the Ozarks
Chad Nuest, Northwestern College
Steve Sedler, Jamestown College

Second Team
Brian Cook, Montana State University
Nick Dohman, Eureka College
Ashley Jalufka, St. Mary's University
Bob Kent, University of Indianapolis
Joel Welstad, University of Mary
Brandon Wiese, Doane College

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

First Team
Allison Curtin, University of Illinois (team captain)
Janell Gerk, University of South Carolina
Alison Grubbs, Lake Forest College
Shauna Porter, Fort Hays State University
Mary Stuehm, Hastings College

Second Team
Wendy Lautner, William Penn University
Heather Meranda, Wilmington College
Amanda Nelson, Buena Vista University
Katie Hyseth, Washington State University
Andrea Schreier, Southwest State University

Honorable Mention
Renda Churman, University of Texas
Jami Cornwell, University of South Carolina
Sarah Green, Centre College
Memory Johnson, Northern State University
Paula Keller, Millersville University of PA
Milly Schoenberg, Trevecca Nazarene University
Abbi Schutte, University of Northern Iowa
Christie Shuffield, University of the Ozarks

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