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Sage Mortimer of King named NWCA's NCAA Women's National Wrestler of the Month for November


MANHEIM, PA – On Tuesday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the winner of the first ever NCAA Women's National Wrestler of the Month.

Sage Mortimer (King University) received the award for the month of November after being selected as the Southeast Region's Wrestler of the Month.

Mortimer started her collegiate career with seven straight wins. This includes two wins over top-five opponents. She won the highly attended Missouri Valley Open at 116 pounds with a 6-0 record with two ranked wins. In the quarterfinals, she earned a first-period pin, coming in 2:52 over third-ranked and two-time All-American Sugey Ceja of Tiffin. She pushed to a 10-0 technical fall over fifth-ranked Carly Valleroy of McKendree in her tournament's opening match. Mortimer then defeated Mateah Roehl of North Central, who is now ranked seventh in the semifinals before topping Life University's Salyna Shotwell in the championship bout.

Region Wrestlers of the Month | November

NORTHEAST REGION | Olivia Shore, Tiffin University

NORTHWEST REGION | Yalena Makoyed, North Central College

SOUTHEAST REGION | Sage Mortimer, King University

SOUTHWEST REGION | Cameron Guerin, McKendree University

The region wrestlers of the month for December will be released in early January.