December 11, 2012
Senior quarterback Jake Snodgrass of McPherson College headlines the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Football Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A biology major with a 3.89 G.P.A., Snodgrass has been chosen as the winner of the Capital One College Division Academic All-America of the Year award for the football team, marking the second year in a row he received this honor. He is the first student-athlete to win the award on the College Division level twice.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America football team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
Snodgrass, from Derby, is one of six student-athletes who are repeat selections on the Capital One College Division Academic All-America football team
There are 11 members of the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® first team who led their teams to the NAIA Football Championship Series. NAIA semi-finalist Saint Xavier University placed two student-athletes on the Capital One College Division Academic All-America® football first team.
Nebraska Wesleyan University led all schools with five first-team honorees. The Prairie Wolves posted a 6-4 record this season. Northwestern (Ia.) had three first-team selections.
Snodgrass (left) completed 171-of-287 passes for 2,053 yards and 17 touchdowns in helping McPherson to a 4-5 overall record. He also rushed for 497 yards and scored three touchdowns on 110 carries, finishing the season ranked ninth in the NAIA in offensive yards per game with an average of 283.3. The Derby, Kan., native had his best game of the season against Bethel (Kan.) College when he threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns on 24-of-32 passing and rushed for 51 and another score on five attempts in a 61-9 victory.
The 25 members of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Football first team have a 3.63 average G.P.A.