AUSTIN, Texas. (December 2, 2015) – A trio of players from the No. 4 Colorado State University- Pueblo football earned College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Honors Wednesday.
Sophomore Corbin Feenstra (OL, Superior, Colo.) earned a spot on CoSIDA's Academic All-America First Team. Seniors Jake Ludwick (LS, Castle Rock, Colo.) and Joe Rosenbrock (LB, Brush, Colo) received Academic All-America Second Team honors.
For Pack football, having three players receive COSIDA Academic All-America honors marks the first time in program history that more than one student-athlete has won this award in a single season. With Feenstra, Ludwick and Rosenbrock collecting these awards, Pack football now has had nine players claim CoSIDA Academic All-America in program history (six since 2008).
Academic All-RMAC First Team … 2015 RMAC Summit Award Winner … Started 11 and played in all 13 games at center … Helps guide a ThunderWolves rushing attack that ranks fifth nationally with 305.1 yards per game … Contributed to Pack rushing attack that became just the fifth in NCAA Division II history to produce both a 2,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard rusher … The offensive line has allowed just 16 sacks (-107 yards) to rank No. 23 nationally (1.23 in sacks per game).
Three-time Academic All-RMAC selection ... Captain in 2015 ... Starting long snapper for all four years ... Last three years, the ThunderWolves have finished third, fifth and second in net punting, respectfully ... In four years, only three punts have been blocked.
2015 RMAC Academic Defensive Player of the Year ... Academic All-RMAC First Team ... Four-time Academic All-RMAC selection ... Ranks third on the CSU-Pueblo defense with 5.0 tackles per game (also sixth with 32 solo tackles) ... Starting inside linebacker owns four pass break-ups, five tackles for loss (-13 yards) and a sack (-6 yards) ... Helps the Pack defense rank second in Division II in scoring defense (14.6 ppg) and fourth nationally in rush defense (77.0 ypg allowed).
CSU-Pueblo Athletics now has 29 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in school history, including four already in 2015-16. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution.
Feenstra, Ludwick and Rosenbrock will all take the field Saturday, Dec. 5 at 12 p.m. when they host No. 12 Grand Valley State University in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals. Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday's game by visiting the Massari Arena Ticket Office until Friday at 12p.m. when tickets will move to the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. Fans can also purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.