Four named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 01/04/2019
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Western Carolina punter Ian Berryman
Courtesy: Mark Haskett, WCU

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Four Southern Conference football student-athletes are among the 47 nationally to earn spots on the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.

Furman redshirt senior quarterback Harris Roberts, Western Carolina redshirt senior punter Ian Berryman, Western Carolina redshirt senior offensive lineman Zach Weeks and Wofford redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Blake Jeresaty were among the selections. WCU was one of 12 schools nationwide with two players honored.

“One of the most important responsibilities that the FCS ADA has is the selection of the Annual Academic All-Star Team,” stated current FCS ADA President Bill Smith, director of athletics at Bryant University. “This group of young men are some of the best and brightest football players and scholars in the country. They have been leaders on their individual campuses and have excelled in the classroom, their communities and on the gridiron. They truly exemplify FCS football and now we have the honor of naming them to the 2018 Academic All Star Team.”

To view the complete list of winners, click here.

Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. They must have reached their second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. They must also have participated in 50 percent (50%) of the games played at their designated position.

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