Kacmarynski Named Academic All-American

Kacmarynski Named Academic All-American

(Thursday, December 12; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2019 Academic All-American Football Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Director Association (CoSIDA), have been announced and David Kacmarynski (Junior; Pella, Iowa) has been named a first-team All-American honoree.  Earlier this fall Kacmarynski was named an All-District honoree for the second straight year.

“When we recruited David we believed he had the potential to represent both the All-American and the Academic All-American team during his time at Dordt.  It’s rewarding to see how his career has transpired along that trajectory.  David sets the standard in many ways as he takes the hard work and dedication that shows up on the football field and applies it to other areas of his life as well,” said Dordt coach Joel Penner.

Kacmarynski has a 3.8 grade point average and is studying History and Political Science at Dordt. He finished the year with 36 solo and 14 assisted tackles and a team high 19 tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks.  He intercepted two passes and recovered four fumbles.  Kacmaynski is the career leader at Dordt in sacks and was named GPAC Player of the Week and NAIA National Player of the Week for his play on November 16.

Kacmarynski was also named a first-team all-GPAC selection at the conclusion of the season.   He’s the third Defender in program history to claim first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors and this is the fourth year in a row a Defender has been so honored.