|Three L-R Players Garner Academic All-District Honors|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 07 November 2013 19:09|
Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team - seniors Graham Duncan and Parker Murray and junior Joe Anderson - were named to the 2013 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team
today. All three L-R players earned academic all-district honors for the second consecutive season.
Duncan, a running back from Gainesville, Ga., is fourth on the team in rushing this season with 434 yards and a score while averaging 8.7 yards per carry. Duncan has totaled 1,074 career yards on the ground with five touchdowns and carries a 3.42 grade point average while majoring in accounting.
Murray, a center from Ninety Six, S.C., anchors an offensive line which has helped the Bears rank second in the nation in rushing this season (362.1 ypg). Murray, a religious studies major with a 3.50 grade point average, earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors last season. L-R finished third in the nation in rushing (376.2 ypg) in 2012.
Anderson, a defensive back from Lilburn, Ga., is tied for third on the team in tackles this season with 52 to go along with a sack and an interception. In two years as a cornerback with Lenoir-Rhyne, Anderson has totaled 110 takedowns and three interceptions. Anderson is an economics major with a 3.70 grade point average.
All three players have led Lenoir-Rhyne to three straight SAC Championships (2011-13) and the team's first playoff berth and postseason victory last fall.
This year, Lenoir-Rhyne is 8-1 on the year including a 6-0 mark in the South Atlantic Conference while riding an eight-game winning streak. L-R hosts Alderson Broaddus (4-4) on Saturday on Senior Day beginning at Noon at Moretz Stadium.
The Capital One Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structures, assisting CoSIDA with the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2013-14 DII Academic All-America® teams program.
In football, District II includes schools from the South Atlantic Conference, the Gulf South Conference, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and independents UNC Pembroke and North Greenville.
2013 Capital One CoSIDA
Academic All-District II Football Team
NCAA Division II
Running Back - Graham Duncan, LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Gainesville, Ga., 3.42, Accounting
Offensive Line - Parker Murray, LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY, Sr., Ninety Six, S.C., 3.50, Religious Studies
Defensive Back - Joe Anderson, LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY, Jr., Lilburn, Ga., 3.70, Economics
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