LeBlanc on All-Academic team

LARAMIE, Wyo. | Two-time Wyoming Cowboy All-American Joe LeBlanc was recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) on Wednesday when the organization included the UW sophomore on its annual Division I All-Academic wrestling team for the 2009-10 wrestling season.

He becomes just the second wrestler in the history of Wyoming’s program to be honored by both the NWCA for academics and earn All-American honors on the mat. Prior to the spring semester, LeBlanc boasted a 3.043 GPA in kinesiology.
“Joe has put the same emphasis into the classroom that he has into the wrestling room and it shows,” UW head coach Mark Branch said.  “He now sees the importance of succeeding academically, and it is great to see a student-athlete who is striving to be the total package.”
After a dominant regular season in 2009-10, LeBlanc, a former Colorado state champion from Meeker, placed fourth at the 2010 NCAA Championships and earned All-America distinction at 184 pounds for the second straight year.

Special to the Herald TimesLARAMIE, Wyo. I Two-time Wyoming Cowboy All-American Joe LeBlanc was recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) on Wednesday when the organization included the UW sophomore on its annual Division I All-Academic wrestling team for the 2009-10 wrestling season.He becomes just the second wrestler in the history of Wyoming’s program to be honored by both the NWCA for academics and earn All-American honors on the mat. Prior to the spring semester, LeBlanc boasted a 3.043 GPA in kinesiology.“Joe has put the same emphasis into the classroom that he has into the wrestling room and it shows,” UW head coach Mark Branch said.  “He now sees the importance of succeeding academically, and it is great to see a student-athlete who is striving to be the total package.”After a dominant regular season in 2009-10, LeBlanc, a former Colorado state champion from Meeker, placed fourth at the 2010 NCAA Championships and earned All-America distinction at 184 pounds for the second straight year.