Twelve Delaware Football Players Named to 2011 CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team
May 23, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- Twelve members of the University of Delaware football squad have been named to the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Football Academic All-Conference team, the league office has announced.
To be eligible for the team, student-athletes must carry a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average through the fall semester and be a starter or key reserve. Delaware’s 12 honorees ranked tied for fourth among the 11 schools in the CAA, trailing only New Hampshire (20), Old Dominion (15), and Maine (13).
Blue Hen players named to the team were freshman linebacker Patrick Callaway, senior linebacker and tight end Chris Campbell, senior defensive end Ethan Clark, sophomore defensive back Derek Coleman, senior offensive lineman Charles Gushue, senior linebacker Andrew Harrison, senior offensive lineman Rob McDowell, sophomore wide receiver Mike Milburn, senior tight end Colin Naugle, junior tight end Corey Olsen, senior wide receiver Mark Schenauer (at right), and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Laith Wallschleger.
Delaware posted a record of 7-4 during the 2011 season under head coach K.C. Keeler and just missed out on a second straight NCAA Tournament berth. The Hens, who knocked off two Top 10 opponents during the season, were ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation early in the season and finished the year as the No. 17 ranked team in the country.
A sport management major from Decatur, Ga. (Martin Luther King High School), Callaway played in all 11 games and started the final nine contests at middle linebacker as a true freshman in 2011. He ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 37 total and also had 1.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble.
Campbell, a public policy major from Frederick, Md. (Tuscarora HS), closed out his Blue Hen career in 2011 by appearing in eight games with two starts and collecting 11 tackles as a special teams standout. He was a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee and FCS NACDA Academic All-Star Team Nominee.
An exercise physiology major from Essex Junction, Vt. (Essex HS), Clark saw action in all 11 games in 2011 and started 10 contests, recording 18 tackles, including eight solo stops. He played in 28 career games with six starts and recorded 35 total tackles. He also earned 1st team Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic honors in 2011.
Coleman, a communications major from Woodstock, Md. (Marriott Ridge HS), was a backup defensive back and special teams player who appeared in eight games as a sophomore and recovered a fumble during the 2011 campaign.
A civil engineering major from Spring City, Pa. (Shawnee HS, N.J.), Gushue appeared in six games during the 2011 season and started in the season-ending victory over Villanova. A four-year team member, he played in 10 career games for the Blue Hens.
Harrison, a civil engineering major from Richmond, Va. (Highland Spring HS), was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker who served as a co-captain in 2011. He started all 11 games in 2001 and ranked second on the team with 71 tackles while also recording 2.5 tackles for loss, intercepting a pass, breaking up a pass, and recovering a fumble. He posted 307 tackles in 49 career games and ended his career by taking part in the FCS Scout Bowl All-Star Game in South Carolina in December.
An accounting and finance major from Silver Spring, Md. (DeMatha HS), McDowell capped an outstanding four-year career on the Blue Hen offensive line. He never missed a game in his career, starting all 49 contests at both guard and center. A two-time All-CAA selection, he was a National Football Foundation Post-Graduate Scholarship semifinalist, was a 1st team Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic selection, and was a FCS NACDA Academic All-Star Team nominee.
Milburn, a sophomore from Bowie, Md. (DeMatha HS), served as a backup wide receiver the past two seasons for the Hens and appeared in three games in 2011. He was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Offensive Player for spring drills this past April.
An engineering technology major from Reading, Pa. (Reading Central Catholic HS), Naugle was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at tight end. He earned All-CAA honors as a junior in 2010 and was on his way to honors again in 2011 before suffering a career-ending knee surgery midway through the season. He played in 30 career games with 20 starts and caught 30 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns.
Olsen, an exercise science major from Wilmington, Del. (St. Mark’s HS), was a versatile performer for the Hens once again in 2011 as he played tight end and linebacker and was a key special teams performer. He appeared in 11 games in 2011 and had eight tackles and a forced fumble.
A finance and marketing major from Galloway, N.J. (Absegami HS), Schenauer was a four-year standout at wide receiver for the Hens and served as a co-captain in 2011. He caught 20 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown in 2011 and ended his career with 86 receptions for 992 yards and four touchdowns in 43 career games.
Wallschleger, a business major from Alexandria, Va. (St. Stephens’s and St. Agnes HS), was a key performer on the defensive line as a redshirt freshman in 2011. During his first season on the field in 2011, he appeared in 10 games with five starts in 2011. He recorded 23 tackles, had 2.5 tackles for loss, posted one sack, recovered a fumble, and blocked a kick.