EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Athletics has joined with Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to take time each week to honor a Cougar student-athlete who excels both in competition and in the classroom.
This week's honoree is wrestling student-athlete David Devine. A junior from Petersburg, Ill., Devine is a physical education major at SIUE, where he currently holds a 3.02 grade point average.
"As this year continues, David will mature as a student-athlete and become a better wrestler every day," Head Coach David Ray said. "In a dual meet, if it comes down to the heavyweight match, the coaching staff and the team feel confident that David will close with a victory."
Devine has been a standout performer for the Cougars so far this season in the 285 pound weight class. He currently holds a 7-2 individual record, and his seven wins rank fourth on the team.
The SIUE wrestling program is coming off a 27-15 dual meet victory over Iowa Western last Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind. Next up for the Cougars are their first two home duals of the season, as they host Appalachian State and Northern Illinois Jan. 6 at the Vadalabene Center.