CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Steubenville Big Red graduate Shawn McGhee was named the Mid-South Conference Wrestling Freshman of the Year this past week after finishing the 2012-2013 season as an NAIA All-American for Campbellsville University. The award was selected by coaches' vote across the MSC.
McGhee was 20-9 and placed fourth as an All-American at the NAIA Championships at 149 pounds. His finish helped lead Campbellsville to a sixth-place team finish.
"Shawn had a great year, and is very deserving of this honor. I'm happy for him and hope to see him become a national champion and four-time All-American. He's off to a great start," said CU head coach Franky James.
McGhee was also named All-Mid-South Conference Honorable Mention. The All-MSC Team and honorable mention selections were awarded based of how individuals finished at the NAIA East Region Qualifier Tournament.
Those with the highest-place finish were named All-MSC, while those who were second-highest were honorable mention. McGhee advanced to the NAIA East final against teammate Kyle Terry, and forfeited his position to Terry.
While at Big Red, McGhee won two Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships and was named the OVAC Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2012. He was one of eight Big Red wrestlers on the 2012 team that placed fifth at the Ohio Division II Wrestling Championships. He placed fourth as a senior at 145 pounds and finished his career with 130 wins.