For the sixth year in a row, Ashland University's football team has a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District selection.
As announced on Thursday (Nov. 16) afternoon, senior wide receiver Matthew Wilcox has earned Academic All-District distinction in Division II Super Region Three.
On the field this fall, Wilcox is Ashland's leading receiver, catching 37 passes for 707 yards (19.1-yard average) and five touchdowns. He finished the regular season fifth in the GLIAC in receptions, fourth in receiving yards and second in yards per catch.
Wilcox sports a cumulative grade-point average of 3.73 through the spring 2017 semester as an Exercise Science major. He is a two-time member of the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team (cumulative GPA 3.50-4.00).
Wilcox goes on to the national ballot, and the 2017 NCAA Division II CoSIDA Academic All-Americans will be released on Dec. 12.
ASHLAND UNIVERSITY COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT PLAYERS
Matthew Wilcox, 2017
Adam Shaheen, 2015, 2016
Eric Schwieterman, 2013, 2014
Donnie Dottei, 2012
Nick Bellanco, 2009
Vince Cashdollar, 2007