Feenstra honored as NFFCC Academic Player of the Year; 23 earn academic recognition

Feenstra honored as NFFCC Academic Player of the Year; 23 earn academic recognition

DENVER (April 18, 2017) - Corbin Feenstra (Jr., Superior, Colo.) of the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team was recognized as the National Football Foundation-Colorado Chapter 2016 Collegiate Student-Athlete of the Year at the organization's 24th annual scholar-athletes banquet last week.

Feenstra led a group of 23 members of the ThunderWolves on the NFFCC Academic All-Colorado Team. The Pack totaled 11 on the first team and 12 honor roll.

Feenstra Bio

2016 (Junior): All-RMAC First Team honoree for the second straight season ... NFFCC All-Colorado First Team ... Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America and all-district ... Academic All-RMAC First Team ... RMAC Summit Award Winner (top GPA on championship team) for second straight season ... Started all 11 games at center for the ThunderWolves, who finished 8-3 overall and 8-2 in conference play for a three-way share of the 2016 RMAC Championship ... The Pack offensive line guided the team to 195.8 yards rushing per game, despite missing their top running back for more than half the season ... Finished the regular season No. 14 in NCAA Division II in least tackles for loss allowed (4.36) ... Quarterback Rex Dausin started nine games and threw at a 60.5 percentage ... The Pack scored eight rushing touchdowns against New Mexico Highlands to tie program best since the 2008 restart and rank tied for third most in NCAA Division II this season ... CSU-Pueblo rushed for 394 yards and totaled 645 yards against Adams State.

2016 CSU-Pueblo NFFCC Academic All-Colorado Team

The criteria to qualify were cumulative grade point averages of 3.3 or higher for first-team status (3.0-3.29 for honorable mention), and 70 percent participation rate (unless injured) and a regular (starter, regular in the game on a rotating basis or a specialist); GPA's are cumulative and through the fall 2016 semester.

There were 162 student-athletes who made the team (80 first-team, 82 honorable mention) from the 10 NCAA Division I and Division II football programs.
FIRST TEAM

Dakota Coombes

R-Fr.

OL

3.72

Economics (Finance)

Rex Dausin

Jr.

QB

3.60

EXHPR (Teacher Prep K-12)

Aaron Eckhoff

Jr.

TE

3.67

EXHPR (General Exercise Science)

Corbin Feenstra

Jr.

OL

3.98

Business Management (Marketing) & Business Administration

Kam Garlick

Jr.

OL

3.80

Pre-Business

Brandon Henrie

Sr.

CB

3.32

Business Management (Marketing)

Ammon Johnson

Fr.

WR

3.53

Engineering

James Maxie

R-Fr.

LB

3.66

Civil Engineering Technology

Austin Micci

R-Fr.

RB

3.63

Pre-Business

Kyle Rosenbrock

R-Fr.

LB

3.98

Engineering

Quinn Vandekoppel

So.

LB

3.88

Economics (Finance) and Business Administration

HONOR ROLL

Zach Boyd

Jr.

TE

3.06

Automotive Industry Management

Tevin Donnell

R-Fr.

DB

3.20

Pre-Business

Tanner Draper

Fr.

DB

3.00

Undeclared

Trace Gray II

Sr.

LB

3.01

EXHPR (General Exercise Science)

Joseph Jones

Sr.

S

3.13

Political Science

Austin Miles

Jr.

OL

3.12

EXHPR (General Exercise Science)

Spencer Nathe

Jr.

OL

3.26

EXHPR (General Exercise Science)

Deyon Sizer

So.

DL

3.08

Psychology

Morgan Smith

Fr.

TE

3.29

Psychology

Osha Washington

Jr.

WR

3.00

Sociology (Criminology)

Jackson Wibbels

Fr.

DL

3.20

Psychology

Michael Wristen

So.

TE

3.01

Business Management

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.