FINDLAY, OHIO – Four players from the Iowa Wesleyan College football team have been named to the Mid-States Football Association All-Academic Team for the 2008 football season, as announced yesterday by the league.
Receiving All-Academic honors from the MSFA were quarterback Bryan Abihider (Sr.-Hemet, Calif.), linebacker Kyle DeRossett (Sr.-Dupo, Ill.), defensive back/punter Tyler McGuire (Sr.-Mount Pleasant, Iowa) and offensive lineman Clint Hunold (Sr.-Donnellson, Iowa). This is the third straight season Wesleyan has had four players receive league academic honors.
DeRossett and Hunold both made the league All-Academic Team for the second straight year. DeRossett carries a 3.40 grade point average while majoring in Life Science. Hunold has a 3.25 GPA and is majoring in Mathematics and Criminal Justice at IWC.
Abihider and McGuire both received academic honors from the MSFA for the first time. Abihider has a 3.97 GPA and is majoring in Physical Education. McGuire, who in addition to playing defensive back and punting also kicked for the Tigers, carries a 3.28 GPA and is majoring in History.
Players selected to the MSFA All-Academic Team must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be a junior or senior in eligibility, and have made a significant contribution to their football team. A total of 104 players from the 16-team league made the academic team this year.
The Tigers finished 3-8 in the 2008 season, 1-7 in the MSFA Midwest League. IWC will open its 2009 season on Aug. 29 against Trinity International (Ill.) University, hosting the Trojans in a 6 p.m. home game at Evans Field in the Mapleleaf Community Complex.
For more information regarding the IWC football program or any of the Tiger athletic teams, contact sports information director Adam Glatczak (319-385-6306 phone; 319-385-6384 FAX; email@example.com.
Complete MSFA All-Academic Team list