The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to Marc Bauer, head wrestling coach at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Pictured: Chancellor Doug Kristensen; Coach Marc Bauer; Regent Schroeder
Coach Bauer is known for his enthusiasm and dedication to his athletes and the sport of wrestling. “He is a tremendous motivator and he will not be outworked,” says UNK Director of Athletics Jon McBride. “He has built a consistent national championship-caliber wrestling program.” His accomplishments include:
- Three NCAA DII National Championships (2008, 2012, and 2013);
- 11 Rocky Mountain and/or NCAA Region titles;
- The MIAA conference championship;
- 13 top-ten finishes at the NCAA level;
- Coaching 75 All-Americans;
- And seeing 122 UNK wrestlers selected to the Wrestling Coaches Association National All-Academic Team.
Bauer has coached 14 national champions and eight national runners-up. The Lopers have been high achievers off the mat as well, boasting impressive team GPAs on an annual basis. This past spring, the team’s cumulative GPA exceeded 3.0 and nine team members placed on the Wrestling Coaches Association National All-Scholar Team. Bauer’s personal coaching awards include being named National DII Rookie Coach of the Year in 2000 and National DII Wrestling Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2008.
Please join me in recognizing Coach Marc Bauer for his exceptional performance as UNK Head Wrestling Coach. Congratulations!