|Posted December 7, 2011|
Meisner named Academic All-American
Pack linebacker becomes first football Academic All-American since 1983.
TOWSON, Md. (GoThunderWolves.com - Dec. 7, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Lee Meisner (Sr., Sterling, Colo.) has been named an first-team Academic All-American by Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Meisner, a senior business management major who carries a 3.91 grade-point-average, becomes the first football athlete since 1983 (Dan DeRose) to earn Academic All-American honors and the first CSU-Pueblo student-athlete of the 2011-12 school year to earn such distinction.
The Academic All-American honor marks his third academic honor of the 2011 season. He was named the 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year, as well as a semifinalist for the William F. Campbell Award, honoring the top student-athlete across all divisions of college football.
In addition, Meisner has been honored for his on the field achievements, as well, having been named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Daktronics Super Region 3 Defensive Player of the Year so far this season.
The Capital One Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 D-II Academic All-America® teams program.
For more information about the Capital One Division II Academic All-America® program, visit www.cosida.com.