Shipley earns Academic All-American honors
Matocha, the 2022 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and two-time RMAC Offensive Academic Player of the Year, threw for 4,570 yards and a national best 50 touchdowns this fall. The Magnolia, Texas native also rushed for 465 yards and five points. Matocha totaled 21 touchdowns in four postseason games and led the Division II in passing touchdowns, passing efficiency (184.4) and points responsible (330) while finishing second in passing yards and third in completion percentage (.697). .
Eight members of the Academic All-America® Division II football teams have a perfect GPA of 4.0 in their undergraduate or graduate school work. The 26 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.85, with the entire team of 50 having a combined average GPA of 3.84.
Ten other student-athletes are joining Matocha as repeat selections for the Academic All-America® Division II football teams: Noel Brouse (California (Pa.); Andrew Cantrell (Tusculum University); Cooper Carroll (Harding University); Zach Howard (Northwest Missouri State University); TJ Liggett (Augustana University); John Merica (Concord University); Nathan Moore (Notre Dame College); Gavin Posey (Ashland University); Dagan Rienks (Colorado Mesa University); and Eli Weber (Augustana University).
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Madigan averaged 1,491 all-purpose yards leading the Midwest Conference and 14 touchdowns in 10 games played as Ripon recorded his first one-loss season since 2000. He also led the MWC with 1,150 rushing yards and ranked second in rushing yards per game (115.0) and yards per carry (6.4). A native of Rosendale, Wisconsin, Madigan was also Ripon’s second-best receiver with 341 yards on 28 catches from the backfield. He was named Wisconsin Private College Football Player of the Year by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, MVP for Offensive Skills of the MWC, and received the league’s Elite 20 award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest combined achievement in science and track and field . this autumn.
Ten draft players from the Academic All-America® Division III football teams have a perfect GPA of 4.0 on their undergraduate or graduate school work. The 25 first-team honorees have an average GPA of 3.91, with the entire team of 50 earning a combined GPA of 3.88.
A total of 16 student-athletes, including 11 on the first team, are re-selections on the Academic All-America® Division III football teams: Ross Andersson (Johns Hopkins University); Lake Barrett (The College of Wooster); Alex Bongers (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse); Paul Calvetti (MIT); Nicholas D’Ambrose (University of Chicago); Alan Gorny (Johns Hopkins); Cody Harral (Hardin Simmons University); Jeff Herbers (Central College); Alex Keith (Washington & Jefferson College); Sante Parker Jr. (Mary Hardin-Baylor University); Luke Schuerman (Johns Hopkins); Bricker Thiel (John Carroll University); Emmett Turner (Johns Hopkins); Giovanni Weeks (Wheaton College, Illinois); JR Woods (Johns Hopkins), and Michael Wozniak (Saint John’s University, Minnesota).
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Cole helped lead Morningside, the reigning NAIA National Champion, to an 11-1 record and this fall’s NAIA Quarterfinals. He led the NAIA with 25 rushing touchdowns and gained 1,359 yards with an average of 6.0 yards per attempt on the ground. The St. Ansgar, Iowa native also caught nine passes for 172 yards and a touchdown.
Two members of the 26-man Academic All-America® NAIA football team — Eli Cross (Lindsey Wilson College) and Caelan Merryman (Arizona Christian University) — have perfect GPAs of 4.0 on their bachelor’s or master’s thesis. The NAIA honorees earned a combined GPA of 3.87.
Seven other student-athletes join Cross as re-selections for the Academic All-America® NAIA Football Teams: Joseph Gressette (Lindsey Wilson College), Alex Huisman (Dordt University), Brendan Lamb (Taylor University), Chase Lisys (Midland University), Kole Murlin (Siena Heights University), Jaden Snyder (Northwestern College) and Noah Van’t Hof (Northwestern College).
The NAIA Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NAIA national governance structure to assist College Sports Communicators in handling the awards fulfillment aspects of the 2022-23 Division II Academic All-America® program.
For more information on the Academic All-America® program, visit https://academicallamerica.com/.
– Courtesy of College Sports Communicators and Clemson Athletic Communications