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Three Bearkats Academic All-Southland
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Release: 01/09/2013
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T. J. Jones, Joey White and Keshawn Hill of Sam Houston State have been named to the 2012 Academic All-Southland Conference football team.

Jones, a senior tight end from Tyler Lee High School, holds a 3.50 grade point average as a graduate student in health. Jones is a four-year letter winner who earned All-Southland Conference honors this year.

White, a sophomore from Wimberly, is a physics major with a 3.68 overall grade point average. He was a starter in the Bearkats' offensive line all season for the league's top scoring offense, a unit that rolled up 600 points this season.

Hill, a sophomore from Klein, is a general studies major with a 3.58 grade point to his credit. The sophomore rushed for 530 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

FRISCO, Texas - Northwestern State senior kicker John Shaughnessy was named the Southland Conference Football Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the all-academic football team.

Seven Southland universities are represented on the Academic All-Southland squad. Jones is one of six players on the squad who was both a first-team All-Southland Conference and was named to the NCAA Division Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, which was announced last week before the national championship game.

The Academic All-Southland Conference team is voted upon by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic advisors from each Southland Conference university. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.

2012 Academic All-Southland Conference Football Team

Offense

Pos.

Name

University

Class

GPA

Major

QB

Landry Klann

Nicholls State

Jr.

3.53

Education

WR

Josh Hanberry

Nicholls State

So.

3.91

Business/Law

WR

Aaron Thomas

Stephen F. Austin

So.

3.70

Business Economics

RB

Brant Legendre

Northwestern St

Jr.

3.36

Biology

RB

Keshawn Hill

Sam Houston State

So.

3.53

General Studies

TE

TJ Jones

Sam Houston State

Gr.

3.50

Health

OL

Arinze Agada

McNeese State

Jr.

3.17

Mechanical Engineering

OL

Alec Savoie

McNeese State

Sr.

3.10

Government

OL

Gerald Gruenig

Nicholls State

Sr.

3.22

Mass Communications

OL

Joey White

Sam Houston State

So.

3.68

Physics

OL

Ryne Chambers

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

3.59

Kinesiology

K

John Shaughnessy

Northwestern State

Sr.

3.69

Biology/Pre-Med

Defense

Pos.

Name

University

Class

GPA

Major

DL

Jonathan Woodard

Central Arkansas

So.

3.00

Genral Studies

DL

Matt Hornbuckle

Central Arkansas

Jr.

3.10

Management

DL

Logan Moss

Lamar

So.

3.71

Nursing

DL

Eric LeBlanc

McNeese State

Sr.

3.70

Health Education

DL

Wade Williams

Northwestern State

Gr.

3.67

Psychology

LB

Seth Allison

Central Arkansas

Gr.

3.83

Master of Business Administration

LB

Kerry Guidry

Nicholls State

Sr.

3.39

Allied Health

DB

Jordan Hanberry

Nicholls State

Jr.

4.00

Biology/Pre-Med

DB

Chase Collins

Northwestern State

So.

3.10

Biology

DB

Wilbur Myers

Northwestern State

So.

3.36

Psychology

P

Kollin Kahler

Lamar

Jr.

3.90

Exercise Science

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