John, Peltier and Reyes recognized at ACC Postgraduate Awards Luncheon
John wins Kevin R. Kearns Award and the Tom Norris Unsung Hero Award
Kyle John and Corey Peltier are two of 36 student-athletes selected by the ACC
Wrestling's Kyle John and Corey Peltier and water polo's Shelby Reyes are among the ACC's honorees
Maryland clinches a share of the ACC title with the victory
As a Senior (2011-12): Went 5-5 at 174 pounds and 197 pounds...2-0 in matches decided by fall...pinned Franklin & Marshall's Matt Fullowan to begin the season...reached the quarterfinals of the Nittany Lion Open after pinning Scott Watson of Navy Prep (12/4).
As a Junior (2010-11): Went 22-10 as the starter at 184 pounds...finished at 12-5 in dual bouts...named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I Individual All-Academic team...NCAA qualifier...topped Duke's Diego Bencomo 3-1 for the ACC title...named ACC Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 25 for upset win over No. 8 Luke Rebertus of Navy...named to the All-ACC team...opened the season with a 17-0 technical fall over Johns Hopkins' Ben Finelli at the Terrapin Duals.
As a Sophomore (2009-10): The starter at 184 pounds ... went 21-15 overall and 11-10 in dual meets ... had a 5-0 record in matches decided by pin-fall ... went 3-2 at Midlands, including a 10-5 win over No. 7 Mike Miller of Central Michigan.
As a Freshman (2008-09): Emerged as starter at 174 pounds, putting together several impressive performances before ankle injury forced him out of action mid-season ... returned late in the season to finish third at the ACC Championship ... finished 14-12 overall ... 4-6 in dual matches ... took two matches by technical fall and one by pin.
Before Maryland: Rhode Island state champion in 2004 and 2005 for the Bucs.
Personal: Corey James Peltier ... son of Bruce and Lisa Peltier ... favorite athlete is Peyton Manning ... also recruited by Virginia and Princeton ... chose Maryland to be a Terrapin ... majoring in education.