Dover, Sobocinski earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors


Dover, Sobocinski earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

AUSTIN, Texas - Newberry College football players Corey Dover and Evan Sobocinski have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 team, as announced by CoSIDA Thursday.

Dover, a senior from York, is the campus vice president of Phi Mu Epsilon honorary mathematics society, is a math tutor for campus has been named to the Dean's List in every semester eligible, is a two-time South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll member and has been named to D2ADA Academic Achievement Award. He also works with children's ministry at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia.

He has a 3.68 grade point average with a major in mathematics and minor in business administration. He has 29 tackles this season with a tackle for loss and five pass breakups. This is first CoSIDA Academic All-District honor.

Sobocinski, a May graduate from Lexington, has been a consistent starter on the offensive line and earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the third time. He graduated with a 2.75 grade point average with double majors in business administration and accounting. He graduated from the Summerland Honors program, is a member Phi Beta Lambda (Future Business Leaders of America), has been on the Dean's List in every semester eligible, two-time honoree on the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award list and three-time honoree on the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll list.

This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA recognizes four teams - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-District Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools. Previously, CoSIDA recognized a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I); with the four teams, CoSIDA has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored.

The Division II and Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. 


2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team District 2

NCAA DIVISION II (Super Region 2)

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

GPA

Major

QB

Mike Sheehan

CATAWBA

Jr.

Wilmington, N.C.

3.97

Business

WR

Lee Mayhall

NORTH ALABAMA

Sr.

Jackson, Tenn.

3.97

Industrial hygiene

WR

Gary Williams

CATAWBA

Sr.

Southport, N.C.

3.46

Accounting

TE

Drew Schreder

TUSCULUM

So.

Cosby, Tenn.

3.48

Sports science

RB

Ryan Harper

NORTH ALABAMA

Jr.

Stephenville, Texas

3.96

Finance

RB

James Phillips

LENOIR-RHYNE

Jr.

Carrollton, Ga.

3.55

Exercise science

OL

Cabell Cantrell

WINGATE

So.

Walhalla, S.C.

3.32

Mathematics / education

OL

Dan Gallman

CARSON-NEWMAN

Jr.

Naples, Fla.

3.80

Finance / economics

OL

Daniel Owens

WINGATE

So.

Cherryville, N.C.

3.32

Business mathematics

OL

Jacob Slagle

LENOIR-RHYNE

Jr.

Sharpsburg, Ga.

3.87

Religious development

OL

Evan Sobocinski

NEWBERRY

Gr.

Lexington, S.C.

3.75

Business administration & accounting

K

Matt Davis

UNC PEMBROKE

Jr.

Richlands, N.C.

3.38

Exercise & sports science

DB

Corey Dover

NEWBERRY

Jr.

York, S.C.

3.68

Mathematics

DB

Kendall Jacobs

UNC PEMBROKE

Sr.

Tarboro, N.C.

3.52

Biology

DB

Carl Mattox

MARS HILL

Jr.

Athens, Ga.

3.75

Business administration

DB

Chris Shaffer

LENOIR-RHYNE

Sr.

Charlotte, N.C.

3.71

Public relations

LB

Jason Ashley

TUSKEGEE

Sr.

Duluth, Ga.

3.89

Physical education

LB

Zack Lane

TUSCULUM

So.

Atlanta, Ga.

3.86

History

LB

Eric Mapoles

WINGATE

Sr.

Snellville, Ga.

3.77

Management

DL

DeAndre Harrison

NORTH ALABAMA

Jr.

Lithonia, Georgia

3.52

Exercise science

DL

Jordan Smith

WINGATE

Sr.

Deep Run, N.C.

3.54

Health & physical education

DL

Jackson Vause

BREVARD

Sr.

Hopkins, S.C.

3.53

Mathematics / history

P

Christopher Birozes

WINGATE

So.

Suwanee, Ga.

4.00

Finance