Nine GLIAC Student-Athletes Acheive 2011 Capital One Academic All‐District ® Football Team Honors

Nine GLIAC Student-Athletes Acheive 2011 Capital One Academic All‐District ® Football Team Honors

Bay City, Mich. - The 2011 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams were announced by the Academic All-America® Committee.  Nine Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) student-athletes earned Academic All-District honors in the NCAA Division II (Super Region 3) District.

Click here for the full release

Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011. The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $122.2 billion in deposits and $197.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2010. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In 2010, Capital One launched the Capital One Cup, a prestigious new program rewarding NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men’s and women’s sports. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot Team, all 88 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

NCAA DIVISION II (Super Region 3)

Position

 Name

School

Year

Hometown

GPA

Major

QB

Clay Garcia

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

Gr.

Alamosa, Colo.

3.91

Material mechanics

WR

Ryan Forney

INDIANAPOLIS

Gr.

Crown Point, Ind.

3.50

MBA

WR

Tyler Purcell

OHIO DOMINICAN

Sr.

Franklin, Ohio

3.61

Business administration

TE

Brian Leonhardt

BEMIDJI STATE

Jr.

Blaine, Minn.

3.68

Business administration

RB

Mike Noffsinger

OHIO DOMINICAN

Sr.

West Branch, Mich.

3.72

Business administration

RB

Josh Renel

WAYNE STATE

Sr.

Rochester Hills, Mich.

3.63

Marketing

OL

Matt Mankoff

COLORADO MESA

Jr.

Denver, Colo.

3.93

Business administration

OL

Sean McGowan

CHADRON STATE

Sr.

Lakewood, Colo.

3.90

Biology

OL

Andrew Mansaray

INDIANAPOLIS

Gr.

Fort Wayne, Ind.

3.87

Master of business administration

OL

Matt Theis

ST. CLOUD STATE

Sr.

Eden Valley, Minn.

3.76

Accounting

OL

Ben Vulhop

OHIO DOMINICAN

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

3.79

Biology

K

David Nadeau

MINNESOTA DULUTH

Sr.

White Bear Lake, Minn.

3.67

Civil engineering

DB

Nick Andreas

AUGUSTANA (SD)

Sr.

Lakeville, Minn.

3.62

Biology

DB

Trent deBraga

COLORADO MESA

Jr.

Fallon, Nev.

4.00

Criminal justice

DB

Pat Kane

WALSH

Sr.

Bolivar, Ohio

3.99

Chemistry / pre-med

DB

Brody Scheff

BEMIDJI STATE

Sr.

Waconia, Minn.

3.65

Business

LB

Mike Dum

INDIANAPOLIS

Sr.

Indianapolis, Ind.

3.73

Finance

LB

Lee Meisner

COLORADO STATE-PUEBLO

Sr.

Sterling, Colo.

3.91

Business management

LB

Casey Popenfoose

UPPER IOWA

Sr.

Huntley, Ill.

3.98

Physical education

DL

Jacob Clark

MICHIGAN TECH

Jr.

Lansing, Mich.

3.96

Civil engineering

DL

Matthew Schwartz

ST. CLOUD STATE

Sr.

Lino Lakes, Minn.

3.84

Finance

DL

Lincoln Smith

NORTHERN STATE

Sr.

Phillip, S.D.

3.97

Management

DL

Garrett Wilcox

OHIO DOMINICAN

So.

Streetsboro, Ohio

3.73

Business administration

P

Frank Atherton

FORT LEWIS

Sr.

Kamuela, Hawaii

4.00

Exercise science / exercise specialist