NEW LONDON, Conn.--(1/26/12)--Coast Guard Academy placed 18 student-athletes on the 2011 New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Academic team announced on Thursday.
The senior class led the way with eight players named to the team including seven of those being named to the All-Academic team for the third straight season.
Defensive linemen, Bobby Costolo (Operations Research/Computer Analysis) and Paul Hahn-Rauch (Government), linebackers Kieron McCarthy (Civil Engineering) and Nick Peters (Mechanical Engineering) along with offensive lineman Chris Shivock (Marine and Environmental Sciences), wide receiver Stephen Spotts (Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering) and running back Ryan Webster (Operations Research/Computer Analysis) were all named for the third straight season while defensive lineman Nathan White (Marine and Environmental Sciences) earned a spot on the team for the second straight season.
Seven juniors were named to the team including a trio of linebackers Parker Bateson (Operations Research/Computer Analysis), Jeb Slick (Management) and Nathan Turner (Operations Research/Computer Analysis). Defensive lineman Ben Hinchman (Civil Engineering), offensive lineman Mike Rauch (Electrical Engineering) and defensive back Justin Dougherty (Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering) were all honored for the second straight year while Jed Daleiden (Operations Research/Computer Analysis), the starting center, earned All-Academic honors for the first time.
A trio of sophomores earned a spot on the All-Academic team in their first season of eligibility. Offensive lineman Thomas Bondurant (Mechanical Engineering), defensive back Brandon Foy (Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering) and wide receiver Nick Fredericksen (Operations Research/Computer Analysis) rounded out the selections for Coast Guard.
To earn a spot on the NEFC All-Academic team, a player must have completed three semesters at the same institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
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