Blue Hens Get the Job Done in the Classroom as Well; Place 14 Student-Athletes on CAA Academic All-Conference Team
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
February 3, 2011
RICHMOND, Va. -- Not only did the national runner-up University of Delaware football team post impressive wins on the field this past fall, its student-athletes were all-stars in the classroom as well.
The Blue Hens, who posted a 12-3 record on the field this fall while sharing the Colonial Athletic Association title and advancing to the NCAA Division I Football Championship game, placed 14 student-athletes on the CAA Academic All-Conference team announced Thursday.
A total of 88 student-athletes - 55 on offense and 33 on defense - from the 10 league schools were recognized for having a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average through the fall semester. In addition to the all-conference selections, wide receiver Anthony Nelson of Massachusetts was selected as the 2010 CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year from a vote of the league sports information directors.
Delaware’s total of 14 players honored was second only to Massachusetts’ league-high total of 15. Rhode Island and Towson each had 12 players honored followed by James Madison and Villanova with nine, Maine with eight, Richmond with four, and New Hampshire and William & Mary with three each.
Those Blue Hens honored on the team were junior linebacker/tight end Chris Campbell, sophomore defensive end Ethan Clark, redshirt freshman defensive back Derek Coleman, sophomore offensive lineman Chad Davis, senior quarterback Pat Devlin, junior defensive tackle Matt Hardison, junior linebacker Andrew Harrison, senior wide receiver Mark Mackey, junior center Rob McDowell (at right), junior tight end Colin Naugle, senior tight end/long snapper Zack Reed, junior wide receiver Mark Schenauer, and senior offensive tackle Kevin Uhll, and senior punter Ed Wagner.
Devlin, McDowell, Naugle, and Wagner were also honored back on November as members of the CAA All-Star team for their play on the field with Devlin being named the CAA Offensive Player of the Year, McDowell earning second team All-CAA honors, and Naugle and Wagner being selected to the third team All-CAA squad. Those four were among only 10 players who earned both All-CAA and CAA Academic All-Star honors in 2010.
Campbell (Tuscarora HS/Frederick, Md.) is a public policy major; Clark (Essex HS/Essex Jct., Vt.) is a exercise science major; Coleman (Marriott Ridge HS/Woodstock, Md.) is a criminal justice major; Davis (Newark HS/Newark, Del.) is a political science major; Devlin (Downingtown East HS/Downingtown, Pa.) is a graduate student in finance; Hardison (Freehold HS/Freehold, N.J.) is a criminal justice major; Harrison (Highland Springs HS/Richmond, Va.) is a civil engineering major; Mackey (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Pa.) is an economics major; McDowell (DeMatha HS/Silver Spring, Md.) is a finance and accounting major; Naugle (Reading Central Catholic HS/Reading, Pa.) is an engineering technology major; Reed (Huntingdon HS/Huntingdon, Pa.) is a fitness management major; Schenauer (Absegami HS/Galloway, N.J.) is a finance and marketing major; Uhll (North Penn HS/North Wales, Pa.) is a chemistry major; and Wagner (Perkiomen School/Barto, Pa.) is a sport management major.
In addition to the CAA honors, Devlin, Mackey, and Reed were also honored back in November as members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District 2 All-Academic team and Mackey was recognized last week by the Blue Hen Touchdown Club with the Newark Elks Club Award as the senior member of the squad with the highest cumulative grade point average.
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