By: Jennifer Jones
Director of Sports Information
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HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Juniata College senior Jared Shope (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District football team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Shope was one of 11 Centennial Conference student-athletes to earn first team honors.
A 2013 captain, Shope was second team all-conference last season. He has started every game this year and is second on the team in sacks. The defensive lineman was also a Campbell Award semifinalist. He will graduate with a degree in accounting this spring.
CoSIDA describes the Academic All-America program as a means to "recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom." All first team selections are eligible to become Academic All-Americans. Juniata has not had an Academic All-American since 2004.
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