ROANOKE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced postseason wrestling accolades on Wednesday, with some Hokies headlining the honors.
NCAA silver medalist Mekhi Lewis was named the ACC Wrestler of the Year for the second time in his career. Lewis made program history by becoming the first two-time NCAA finalist and the first in program history to win the award twice. The New Jersey native won the 174 pound ACC title after competing at 165 in his first three seasons. Lewis ended the season with a 24-2 overall record, moving his career record to 62-6.
As a team, Virginia Tech had a conference-best eighth-place NCAA finish, producing thee All-Americans for the ninth consecutive season. Tech also scored the fourth most points at the national championship in program history.
Those collective efforts earned Tony Robie ACC Coach of the Year. It’s the third for Robie since taking over as head coach in 2017. Overall, it’s the 7th time in the last nine years that Virginia Tech has earned the honors.
Ed Scott of North Carolina State earned Freshman of the Year honors.