|Posted November 4, 2010|
Three T-Wolves named Academic All-District, Meisner a first-teamer
Meisner now a candidate for Academic All-America.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Nov. 4, 2010) - Three members of the CSU-Pueblo football squad were voted to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District football team, CoSIDA announced Thursday.
Headlining the group was the selection of junior linebacker Lee Meisner (Jr., Sterling, Colo.), who earned first-team honors and is now a candidate for Academic All-American honors on the basis of his first-team selection.
Joining Meisner on the squad was second-team selection, defensive end Grant Jansen (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), and third-team selection, guard/center J.T. Haddan (RSo., Craig, Colo.).
Meisner, one of just two unanimous selections to the Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference squad this season, is the fifth-leading tackler in the country through nine games this season, but is even more impressive in the classroom, where he carries a 3.9 GPA as a business major.
Jansen, a 3.48 student also as a business major, is a Gene Upshaw Award candidate as the top lineman in lineman in the nation after putting up 5.0 sacks through nine games this season.
Haddan, a versatile offensive lineman who has taken every snap at either guard or center since the beginning of the 2009 season, has helped lead a powerful CSU-Pueblo rushing attack, which was ranked in the top 15 in the nation last season and is again a highly-touted unit in 2010.
The CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams are voted on by the Sports Information Directors from across the country. The ThunderWolves players selected to the team were included in the "College Division," which considers student-athletes at all Division II, Division III and NAIA institutions across the nation.