The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced the 2018 High School Academic All-Americans for the 2017-2018 school year. This marks the 25th year in which the NHSCA has honored those who triumph in and out of the classroom. Elkin High School’s Jude Lloyd was named as a 2018 All-American.
Lloyd competes in the sport of wrestling at Elkin High School for Coaches Matt Dunn, Dale Bartley, Perry Lloyd and Josh Stanley. He is a four-time state place finisher, taking second as a freshman, third as a sophomore, second as a junior and first as a senior. Lloyd had a season record this year of 47-0 and a career record of 152-14. He has a 3.9 GPA and is ranked in the top 10 percent of his class. Lloyd will be attending Queens University in the fall, where he will continue his wrestling career.
In total, 114 Academic All-Americans hailing from 34 states have been selected. The honorees excel in 12 different sports. The total breakdown is as follows: seven freshman student athletes, 27 sophomore student athletes, 42 junior student athletes and 38 senior student athletes.
“This year’s Academic All Americans are the epitome of what a student-athlete is. Not only do they excel on the playing field, mat, court, pool, and track, but they also excel in the classroom,” said NHSCA CEO Bobby Ferraro. “These student-athletes are leaders in and out of the classroom and are the future leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to deem them Academic All Americans.”
All honored Academic All Americans will be recognized in the National High School Digital Sports Hall of Fame Museum which is under design.