Taylor Named ACC Wrestler of the Year

March 26, 2010

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland 197-pound senior Hudson Taylor, who finished his collegiate career as the Terrapins' first ever three-time wrestling All-American, has been voted the 2009-10 Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Year by the league's head coaches.

Steven Bell, Alex Krom, Kyle John and Josh Asper joined Taylor as Maryland wrestlers to be named All-ACC performers.

The honor is the second for Taylor, who was also voted ACC Wrestler of the Year as a sophomore in 2008.

Taylor, a four-time ACC Wrestler of the Week during the regular season, was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the ACC Championships on March 6. Taylor then earned All-America honors for the third straight year with a fourth-place finish in last weekend's NCAA Championships at Omaha, Neb.

A native of Pennington, N.J., Taylor finished the season 42-4, tying for the most wins in the nation, and leaves Maryland as the school's all-time winningest wrestler with a 165-28 career record. His 24 pins this season set a school single-season record and also led the country.