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L-R's Anderson Named Academic All-America PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:35

Lenoir-Rhyne's Joe Anderson has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Football Division II Second Team as selected by the College Sports

Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Anderson, a junior defensive back from Lilburn, Georgia, is an economics major with a 3.70 grade point average.


Anderson is one of the team's starting cornerbacks who is currently fourth on the squad in tackles with 71 to go along with six pass break-ups, one quarterback sack and one interception this fall. L-R is ranked fourth in the country in scoring defense at 14.3 points per game.


In his two years as a defender, Anderson has totaled 129 tackles, 15 pass break-ups and three interceptions including one returned for a score and has been a part of two South Atlantic Conference Championship Teams (2012-13).


Lenoir-Rhyne (11-1), ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division II, will host 16th-ranked North Alabama (10-2) in the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals this Saturday at Moretz Stadium beginning at Noon. The Bears have won 11 straight games.


The Capital One Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2013-14 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.


To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.


Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.



2013 Capital One

Academic All-America® Football Team

NCAA Division II


QB - Trevor Adams (2)(+), Northwest Missouri State, Sr., Odessa, Texas, 3.94, Biology/Psychology

WR - Ben Decelle (2), UNC Pembroke, Sr., Rockwell, N.C., 3.96, Political Science

WR - Nathan Slaughter (1), West Texas A&M, Sr., Lubbock, Texas, 3.66, Mass Communications

TE - Court Pietra, Colorado School of Mines, Jr., Littleton, Colo., 3.89, Mechanical Engineering

RB - Glen Clinton (1), Chadron State, Sr., Cody, Wyo., 3.60, Biology

RB - Klay Fiechter (1), Indianapolis, Sr., Bluffton, Ind., 3.69, Exercise Science & Pre-Phys. Therapy

OL - Wes Carter, UNC Pembroke, Sr., Albemarle, N.C., 3.79, Biology

OL - Mike Felker, Clarion, Sr., Gibsonia, Pa., 3.84, Economics

OL - Kelton Hays, Henderson State, Sr., Jonesville, La., 3.64, Finance

OL - Andrew Pattock, Minnesota Duluth, Jr., Circle Pines, Minn., 3.90, Biochemical & Molecular Biology

OL - Kyle Wallace, Urbana, Sr., West Milton, Ohio, 4.00, Biology / Pre-Physical Therapy

K - Sam Brockshus (1), Minnesota State, Mankato, Sr., Spencer, Iowa, 3.61, Civil Engineering

DB - Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst, Jr., Erie, Pa., 3.95, Graphic Design

DB - Pierre Etchemendy, Chadron State, Sr., Douglas, Wyo., 3.85, Rangeland Management

DB - John McSheffery, West Texas A&M, Sr., Sulphur Springs, Texas, 3.94, Sports & Exercise Science (Ug)

DB - Koby Orris, Indianapolis, Jr., Fishers, Ind., 3.89, Exercise Science & Pre-Phys. Therapy

LB - Jake Edmiston, Colorado Mesa, Sr., Palisade, Colo., 3.82, Secondary Education

LB - Chad McGraw (2), Colorado School of Mines, Sr., Castle Rock, Colo., 3.71, Engineering Technology Management

LB - Tyler Zimmer, Seton Hill, Jr., Harrison City, Pa., 3.90, Elementary Ed Pre K-4 W/Special Ed

DL - Robert Hayes (2), Shepherd, Sr., Sterling, Va., 3.44, Fitness & Exercise Science

DL - Tyler Reidl (2), Quincy, Sr., Franklin Grove, Ill., 3.84, Biological Sciences / Chemistry

DL - John Oyloe Mary, Sr., Williston, N.D., 3.85, Business Management

DL - Chris Schaudt (1), Minnesota State, Mankato, Sr., Slater, Iowa, 3.69, Finance

P - Cody Crosby (2), Gannon, Sr., Russell, Pa., 4.00, Mechanical Engineering




QB - Dustin Vaughan (1), West Texas A&M, Sr., Corpus Christi, Texas, 3.86, Biology / Pre-Med

WR - Preston Bailey, Alderson Broaddus, Sr., Duncan, S.C., 4.00, Christian Studies

WR - Robert Bleiler, East Stroudsburg, Sr., Dillsburg, Pa., 3.45, Mathematics & Secondary Education

TE - Brandon Ellington, Wingate, Jr., Wilmington, N.C., 3.84, Sport Management

TE - John Matarazzo, Mercyhurst, So., New Castle, Pa., 4.00, Biology

RB - Pedro Powell, Notre Dame (Ohio), Sr., Liberty, Ohio, 3.50, Political Science / Criminal Justice

RB - Chris Smith, Upper Iowa, Jr., Brown Deer, Wis., 3.40, Athletic Training

OL - Ross Dvorak, Northeastern State, So., Louisburg, Kan., 3.97, Business Administration

OL - Connor Gould, Grand Valley State, So., Battle Creek, Mich., 3.93, Statistics

OL - Jarrod Howard, Ohio Dominican, Jr., Dublin, Ohio, 3.80, Integrated Social Studies Education

OL - Andrew Essman, Minnesota State, Mankato, Sr., Lincoln, Neb., 3.67, Elementary Education

OL - Sam Parker, Chadron State, Jr., Harrison, Neb., 3.80, Communications

K - Scott Stanford, Saginaw Valley State, Jr., Novi, Mich., 3.79, Accounting

DB - Joe Anderson, Lenoir-Rhyne, Jr., Lilburn, Ga., 3.70, Economics

DB - Eric Schwieterman, Ashland, Jr., Norwalk, Ohio, 3.71, Finance

DB - Samuel Thompson, Minnesota St., Mankato, Jr., Clive, Iowa, 3.91, Communications

DB - Mike Willett, Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), Sr., Woodbury, Minn., 3.70, Communication Studies

LB - Dominic Clegg, Ohio Dominican, Sr., Powell, Ohio, 3.71, Math / Math Education (Double)

LB - Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg State, Sr., Hutchinson/Victoria, Kan., 3.36, Physical Education

LB - Eric Reimer, Northwest Missouri State, Jr., Menomonee Falls, Wis., 3.89, Business Management

DL - Mike Phillips, Indianapolis, Sr., Greenwood, Ind., 3.64, Mba Student, Undergrad Was Finance

DL - Zach Sandstrom, Chadron State, Jr., Chadron, Neb., 3.94, Physical Education

DL - Jesse Trent, Fort Hays State, Jr., Dodge City, Kan., 3.98, Biology

DL - Justin Zimmer, Ferris State, So., Greenville, Mich., 3.87, Business Mgmt. / Marketing Tech.

P - Brandon Kliesen (1), Colorado State-Pueblo, Sr., Pueblo, Colo., 3.58, Civil Engineering



Academic All-American of the Year: Trevor Adams, Northwest Missouri State



(1) Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Football First Team in 2012

(2) Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Football Second Team in 2012

(+) Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Football Second Team in 2011



Photo Courtesy: Joe Anderson, L-R Athletics

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