GREENWOOD, IN – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has placed five student-athletes on the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America Football Team in results released by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Rose-Hulman's Ryan Landwehr (Tipp City, Ohio), Matt Angel (Cassville, Mo.), and Nick Buchta (North Barrington, Ill.), and Franklin's Michael Parks (Shelbyville, Ind.) and Kyle Linville (Speedway, Ind.) earned the honor.
Landwehr, Angel, and Parks captured first-team accolades, while Buchta and Linville earned second-team honors for their efforts in the classroom and on the football field.
The NCAA Division III Academic All-American team includes two squads of 24 student-athletes each (11 offensive players, 11 defensive players, one kicker, one punter) out of nearly 300 football playing institutions across the nation.
Landwehr, a senior quarterback for the Engineers, has a 4.00 grade point average as an electrical engineering major.
Angel, a senior kicker for Rose, has a 3.98 GPA as a mechanical engineering major.
Buchta, a junior offensive lineman for the Engineers, has a 3.94 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major.
Parks, a senior punter for Franklin, currently has a 3.62 GPA as a chemistry major.
Linville, a senior wide receiver for the Grizzlies, has a 3.53 GPA with a major in math and quantitative analysis.
To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form. No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has 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.
The CoSIDA All-District teams are selected and voted on by the members of CoSIDA