May 28, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Sophomore Hudson Taylor was named the 2008 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for wrestling, announced May 28 by commissioner John Swofford. Taylor, an interactive performance arts major, was an All-American at 197 pounds and was the 2008 ACC Wrestler of the Year.
Taylor, who was also named to the All-ACC Academic Team along with Josh Haines and Ryan Kennett, represents the Terps on the Student Athlete Advisory Council. He was placed on the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team and was named to the university's Dean List in the fall semester.
Taylor, who hails from Pennington, N.J., finished the season with a 37-3 record at 197 pounds. His third-place finish at the NCAA Championships was the best for a wrestler at Maryland since 1992. His win total was tied for the most in the ACC and tied for the eighth highest in all of Division I. Eighteen of his wins came by fall which tied for third nationally.
Taylor won the 197 pound title at the ACC Championships on March 8 at Comcast Center to complete a perfect season against conference competition at 10-0. Half of those wins came by way of fall.
Taylor was named ACC Wrestler of the Week a staggering five times which was more than any other team's total number of honors.