FRISCO – The Southland Conference announced its 2017 Southland Football All-Academic Team on Tuesday with three Sam Houston State Bearkats earning spots on the squad, per an announcement from league officials.
Junior running back Remus Bulmer, sophomore offensive lineman Eric David and junior safety Adrian Contreras each made it onto the squad for the first time in their careers, making Sam Houston one of four league schools with at least three members on the team.
Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each school. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted upon by an awards committee which consists of one administrator from each memebr school. Voting for one's athlete is not permitted.
To be eligible for all-academic distinction, an athlete must hold a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA through the semester prior to the sport's championship, completed at least one full academic year at the nominating school prior to the current season and participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competitions during the most recently completed season.
Bulmer, a general business major, has made the Dean’s List twice and also found his way onto the SLC Commissioner’s Honor Roll during his time. On the field this year he finished with 702 yards on the ground and three touchdowns for the Kats.
He will enter his senior season needing just two more yards to reach 2,000 for his career. Bulmer was the second leading rusher on the squad and picked up his fourth career 100-yard game when he rushed for 103 yards and a score against Lamar.
David also made it on the team for the first time in his career after a redshirt sophomore campaign that saw him earn second team all-SLC honors following the regular season. The biochemistry major has also been a Dean’s List and Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection as well, and started all 14 games for Sam Houston at guard as a key part of the top offense in the FCS in 2017.
Contreras rounds out the Kats’ selections after posting a career season as a junior. He earned an honorable mention all-SLC nod in the defensive backfield after finishing the season with a career-high 93 tackles to go with a pair of interceptions, two forced fumbles and five tackles for loss.
Also a team captain, Contreras also served as SAAC president at SHSU and has earned multiple recognition on both the Dean’s List and President’s List.