SDSU Wrestling Wins National Award

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South Dakota State wrestling has been named the Best of Brand Gold Standard award recipient by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, in coordination with Elite Level Sport Marketing.  The Gold Standard is the highest award given at the conclusion of the season to the program that most effectively builds their brand utilizing technology throughout the year and the award for @SDSUwrestling comes after being ranked No. 1 in ELSM’s social media power rankings for the majority of the year.  SDSU wrestling continues to grow its #getjacked mantra on the national landscape through its bi-weekly video releases, along with a strong presence on all social mediums.  UT-Chattanooga, Drexel, Iowa State, Johns Hopkins, NC State, Princeton, Stanford, North Carolina, Maryland, Missouri and Wayland Baptist were also finalists for the prestigious award.  This is the second consecutive year SDSU has was named a Best of Brand champion as Jackrabbit wrestling was named the Top Newcomer in 2012-13, while also being a Gold Standard finalist.

(Courtesy SDSU Sports Information Dept.)

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