Sixteen SAC Football Players Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Sixteen SAC Football Players Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Sixteen South Atlantic Conference football student-athletes, representing six institutions have been named to the 2019 Academic All-District® Football Team. Selected by CoSIDA, the Academic All-District® Football Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First- and second-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.

Leading the way for the SAC was Tusculum with five selections, while Newberry had four selections and Lenoir-Rhyne had three picks. Wingate had two selections and Carson-Newman and Limestone each had one honoree. The entire defensive line is comprised of SAC football players, while five of the six offensive linemen are from SAC institutions.

The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.

NCAA DIVISION II – Super Region 2

FIRST TEAM

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

GPA

Major

QB

Grayson Willingham

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Sr.

3.68

Accounting

RB

Drew Croegaert

Mississippi College

Sr.

3.67

Kinesiology

RB

Antonio Wimbush

Carson-Newman University

Sr.

3.50

Business

WR

Tate Lehtio

University of West Florida

Gr.

3.80/3.80

Business Management (UG) / MBA (G)

WR

Brian Saunds

Valdosta State University

Jr.

3.53

Middle Grades Education

TE

Austin Gordon

Newberry College

Sr.

3.68

Criminal Justice

OL

Connor Baroniunas

Wingate University

Sr.

3.40

Accounting

OL

Ronnie Clifton

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Gr.

3.85

Business Administration

OL

Bailey Herring

Tusculum University

Jr.

3.44

Sports Science

OL

Tyler Lindsay

Newberry College

Sr.

3.72

Chemistry

OL

Adonis Sealey

Valdosta State University

Sr.

3.33

Political Science

OL

Andrew Strickland

Wingate University

Sr.

3.80

Accounting

ST

Pippin Davis

Valdosta State University

Jr.

3.67

Middle Grades Education

DL

Javon Green

Tusculum University

Sr.

3.45

English Journalism

DL

Ty Kelly

Newberry College

Sr.

3.30

Criminal Justice

DL

Drew Sprouse

Newberry College

Sr.

3.67

Business Administration

DL

Devin Woodson

Tusculum University

Sr.

3.60

Exercise Science

LB

Jackson Cauthen

Tusculum University

Jr.

3.96

Nursing

LB

Clayton Horn

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Sr.

3.78

Accounting

LB

Thomas Roman

Florida Tech

Sr.

3.90

Aerospace Engineering

DB

Luke Brooks

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Jr.

3.63

Exercise & Sports Science

DB

Mannie Ogletree

Limestone College

Sr.

3.50

Sport Management

P

Andrew Cantrell

Tusculum University

So.

3.65

Chemistry / Pre-Pharmacy