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Old Dominion's James Nicholson

OLD DOMINION'S JAMES NICHOLSON NAMED CAA WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 04/05/2011
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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (April 5, 2011) - Old Dominion's James Nicholson was named CAA Wrestler of the Year and Hofstra's Tom Shifflet was selected CAA Coach of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches. Binghamton's John Paris was tabbed CAA Rookie of the Year.

CAA Champion Nicholson earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Championship, taking eighth in the 125-pound weight class.

Shifflett led Hofstra to the 2011 CAA Championship title and to a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championship. Hofstra also came home with a pair of All-Americans.

Paris finished runner-up in the CAA Championship at 197 pounds and headlines the CAA All-Rookie Team, which includes Boston University's Bubba McGinley (125), Old Dominion's Eric Dunnett (133), Old Dominion's Scott Festejo (141), Hofstra's Zach Clemente (149), Riders' Ramon Santiago (157), Rider's Frank Miele (165), Old Dominion's Tristan Warner (174), Binghamton's Cody Reed (197) and Boston University's Kevin Innes (285).

Coach of the Year
Tom Shifflet, Hofstra

Wrestler of the Year
James Nicholson, ODU

Rookie of the Year
John Paris, Binghamton

2010-11 CAA All-Rookie Team                                         
125: Bubba McGinley, BU                                                 
133: Eric Dunnett, ODU
141: Scott Festejo, ODU                                                    
149: Zach Clemente, Hofstra                                            
157: Ramon Santiago, Rider
165: Frank Miele, Rider                                                     
174: Tristan Warner, ODU                                                
184: John Paris, Binghamton
197: Cody Reed, Binghamton
285: Kevin Innes, BU
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