Sixteen PFL student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Teams

Thursday, November 5, 2015
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

ST. LOUIS – Sixteen Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named to the 2015 College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District™ Teams, Thursday. Eight of the league's 11 members had one student-athlete recognized on the teams.

A complete listing of those Pioneer Football League student-athletes receiving Academic All-District™ recognition are listed below. Links are provided to each school's website where more detailed information about the honorees is available.

The 16 PFL student-athletes selected  to the first team in their respective districts are placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America™ consideration. Nominations and voting for the Academic All-America® programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be nominated for all-district honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution, must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form, completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. In the cases of transfers, graduate students and two-year college graduates, the student-athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible.

2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Team Honorees

Ben Bolling, Wide Receiver, 3.47 GPA, Exercise & Sport Science

Josh Daryoush, Offensive Lineman, 3.83 GPA, Biology

Corey Stuart, Wide Receiver, 3.83 GPA, Pre-Physical Therapy
Tucker Yinger, Running Back, 3.77 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Jimmy Vogel, Offensive Lineman, 3.61 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Brett Bass, Defensive Back, 3.79 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Chris Beaschler, Linebacker, 3.68 GPA, Mechanical Engineering

Taylor Coleman, Linebacker, 3.77 GPA, Finance

Ed Achziger, Quarterback, 3.52 GPA, Business Administration

Morehead State
Colt Briggs, Defensive Lineman, 3.70 GPA, Biomedical Science

San Diego
Devyn Bryant, Defensive Back, 3.47 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Max Michaels, Linebacker, 3.89 GPA, Accountancy

David Lazear, Linebacker, 3.41 GPA, Economics and Chemistry
Davion Belt, Defensive Lineman, 3.39 GPA, Marketing

Grayston Bastin, Running Back, 3.70 GPA, Biology
John Guilford, Defensive Lineman, 3.36 GPA, Mechanical Engineering

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