WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 7, 2017 — Alumnus A.J. Monseau, M.D. was named head team physician and medical director for WVU Athletics recently. In his new role, he will lead the staff of team physicians and work in conjunction with the athletic training staff to provide healthcare to all student-athletes.
Formerly, he served as team physician for the WVU Men’s Basketball team and also served as team physician for USA Wrestling at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The WVU Medicine emergency medicine and sports medicine physician is the son of legendary WLU wrestling coach Dr. Vince Monseau, who led the Hilltoppers from 1973 – 2004, compiling a 359-221-7 team record.
The Hilltopper wrestling room is named the Vince Monseau Wrestling Room and a scholarship also exists in the Monseau name.
Here at WLU, A.J. (Aaron Joel) wrestled for his father and was a tri-captain his senior season in which he finished sixth to earn All-American honors in the NCAA Division II national championships in 2003, which was quite an accomplishment as he entered the event ranked 18th.
In addition to his exploits on the mat, the younger Monseau was a true student-athlete at WLU where he was selected to the Academic All-American team four times from 2000 – 03. During his undergraduate years, Monseau maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, with a double major in biology and chemistry.
Monseau is the son of Vince and Kay Monseau, both also WLU alumni.
To read the entire Aug. 4, 2017 release announcing Monseau’s selection, please visit WVU Medicine news.