Four Bison football players named to Academic All-District team
NDSU football players Andrew Grothmann, Ryan Drevlow, Kyle Emanuel and Esley Thorton were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 team Nov. 7 by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
To be nominated, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, have sophomore athletic and academic standing, have completed one academic year at their institution and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
Grothmann, a senior fullback from Hillsboro, N.D., has a 3.58 GPA in agricultural economics. Drevlow, a senior nose guard from Gwinner, N.D., has a 3.69 GPA in electrical engineering. Emanuel, a junior defensive end from Schuyler, Neb., has a 3.59 GPA in construction management. Thorton, a junior linebacker from Bismarck, N.D., has a 3.89 GPA in exercise science.
All four advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors to be announced Thursday, Dec. 5.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.