Fifteen PFL student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-Districtâ„¢ Teams

Friday, November 17, 2017
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Fifteen Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors Association's Academic All-District™ Teams, Thursday. Seven of the league's 11 members had one student-athlete recognized on the teams.

The 15 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.

2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Team Honorees

Chad Burdo, Defensive Lineman, 3.77 GPA, Finance

Tucker Yinger, Running Back, 3.71 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Isaac Sexton, Defensive Lineman, 3.97 GPA, Chemical Engineering
Jack Crain, Linebacker, 3.87 GPA, Accounting / Finance
David Leisring, Defensive Back, 3.94 GPA, Finance
Tim Simon, Defensive Back, 3.82 GPA, Mechanical Engineering

Nathan Clayberg, Defensive Lineman, 3.82 GPA, Accounting/Finance
Tanner Evans, Defensive Lineman, 3.79 GPA, Finance & Law, Politics and Society 

Jamal Adjamah, Running Back, 3.80 GPA, Kinesiology
Trevor Tufano, Linebacker, 3.74 GPA, Undeclared

Dan Wittekind, Offensive Lineman, 3.55 GPA, Communication

San Diego
Justin Priest, Wide Receiver, 3.40 GPA, Finance
Connor Spencer, Defensive Lineman, 3.78 GPA, Electrical Engineering
Max Michaels, Defensive Back, 3.95 GPA, Accountancy

Richard Stanzione, Linebacker, 3.79 GPA, Physics