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On March 5, 2005, Rutgers senior Andy Roy finished as the runner up at the EIWA Championships at the 174 pound weight class, becoming the first Scarlet Knight wrestler to ever earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships for four consecutive years.
Roy finished his illustrious career “On the Banks” ranked ninth in career wins with 102. He capped his career off with a 25-5 overall record as a senior.
Roy was also the recipient of the Ted Petty Most Valuable Wrestler award three times and, in 2005, won the Donald Leslie Coursen Award, given to the most outstanding male athlete at Rutgers.