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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Nov. 10, 2011

3 Bearcats named Academic All-District

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Three Northwest Missouri State football players were named to the CoSIDA All-District Academic Team earlier Thursday as announced by the organization.

Senior wide receiver Jake Soy, junior kicker Todd Adolf and sophomore quarterback Trevor Adams all were named to the first team as voted on by Super Region Four sports information directors.  All three players will also advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Soy became the all-time leader in touchdown receptions in Northwest and MIAA history earlier this season with 45 touchdown catches. He also ranks top five in the Bearcat record books in career receptions, receiving yards, and career touchdowns. A native of Durant, Iowa, Soy carries a 3.76 GPA in business management.

Adolf has been the Bearcats kicker for the two previous season connecting on 71-of-72 extra points and 7 of 9 field goal attempts this season.  The Omaha, Neb. Native is third in scoring for the Bearcats and carries a 3.65 GPA in speech communications.

Adams has emerged at quarterback for the Bearcats starting five games in place of injured quarterback Blake Christopher. Adams has helped lead Northwest as the nation’s top scoring offense averaging 53 points per game and second in total offense averaging 513 yards per game. A native of Odessa, Texas, Adams also leads the nation in passing efficiency while carrying a 4.00 GPA as a biology and psychology major.

The Academic All‐District ® teams include the student‐athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All‐America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non‐Division I) and doubles the number of scholar‐athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two‐year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All‐America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011‐12 DII and DIII Academic All‐America® teams program. First‐team Academic All‐District ® honorees advance to the Capital One.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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