Shenandoah Places Two on ESPN Squad
DELAWARE, Ohio - Shenandoah University had two football players named first team ESPN Academic All-District III in selections announced Thursday morning by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Junior tight end Kyle Feldman and sophomore defensive tackle Nick Erdman become the 10th and 11th football players in school history to earn All-District honors and both now move on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
Erdman, who has a 3.52 GPA as a Pre-Physical Therapy major with minors in Kinesiology, Psychology and Biology, has 15 solo and 12 assisted tackles in eight games this season.
Included in this total are four sacks (one each versus Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon, Maryville and Averett) and 10.5 tackles for loss.
The Moseley, Virginia native also blocked a field goal attempt against Christopher Newport.
Academically, Erdman earned USA South All-Academic honors last season as he was named to the Dean's List in both semesters.
Additionally, he is a Citizen Scholar, a member of the Health Professions Organization, Alpha Lamda Delta and Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) as well as assisting in Athletic Communications.
Feldman has a 3.92 GPA as a pre-Physical Therapy major and has played in seven of eight games this season for the Hornets.
In that time, he has one catch (against Ferrum) for 23 yards and has made three tackles on special teams.
Off the field, Feldman serves as the president of Circle K, "The Swarm" (Shenandoah's spirit club) and SHH (students helping Honduras).
Feldman also is a member of the Health Professions Organization, VP of Service for the Citizen Scholar program, a Student Ambassador, the Alpha Lambda Delta Historian, Alpha Chi and received the Gerald A Goodman Award from the Kiwanis Club for Circle K.
Finally, he has been named to the Deans List twice and USA South All-Academic the past two years.
This is the sixth straight year that SU has had at least one football player earn All-District honors.
To be eligible for ESPN honors, student-athletes must hold at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve on their teams. Nominees are voted on by CoSIDA members at the district level with first team honorees moving on to a national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
The Academic All-America team will be announced next month.