Dordt College News

Dordt Football Pair Earn Academic All-America Notice

December 6, 2011

(Tuesday, December 6; Sioux Center, Iowa) Two Dordt College football players have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America College Division second-team.                      

Will McClain, a senior from Miller, South Dakota, earned the honor this season after recording 25 solo tackles with 22 assisted stops and forced two fumbles. McClain has claimed NAIA Scholar-Athletes twice during his career.  McClain is a Biology major and has a 3.97 grade point average.

Jon Luetchens, a junior from Murdock, Nebraska, earns the honor after intercepting a team high five passes with three fumble recoveries and he made 32 solo tackles and 21 assisted stops.  Luetchens as an all-district pick in the process last year and earned All-GPAC honorable mention honors this season. Luetchens is majoring in Agriculture/Biotechnology and has a 3.93 cumulative grade point average.

McClain and Luetchens are the first Dordt College football players to earn this honor from the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).  The Academic All-America program takes into account both scholastic performance and athletic performance.

CoSIDA began the Academic All-America program in the 1950's, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports and across all divisions with these elite Capital One Academic All-America  scholar-athlete honors. Currently, CoSIDA honors Academic All-Americans in 12 sports.


Full press release from CoSIDA

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