CUW's Mason Earns Academic All-District Honors

Concordia Wisconsin defensive back/punter/placekicker Jacob Mason was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, announced by CoSIDA.
Concordia Wisconsin defensive back/punter/placekicker Jacob Mason was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, announced by CoSIDA.

MEQUON, Wis. – Jacob Mason was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, announced by CoSIDA on Thursday afternoon.

"I couldn't be more pleased and proud of Jacob Mason for him receiving this honor," head coach Greg Etter said. "He is a very deserving young man and does a great job in the classroom, weight room and football field. In each of those areas he sets very high goals for himself and he works hard to attain them. You can see the success has had from his freshman year to now, so I couldn't be more ecstatic for him to be recognized. These academic awards sign praise to Concordia University Wisconsin and the football program, and everything we stand for."

A senior from Slinger, Wisconsin, Mason is earning the honor for the first time in his career. He started and played in all 10 games this season, playing multiple positions (defensive back, kicker and punter). The multi-talented player has been named All-NACC as a kicker and punter numerous times. This season he made 49 total tackles (27 solo), punted 44 times for a 37.5 average and pinned the opposition inside the 20-yard line 19 times, while also making five field goals and 33 extra points.

Mason has a 3.74 grade-point average, with a degree in psychology.

District VI is composed of schools from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes football honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if necessary) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in December.

NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 6 (MI, MN, WI)

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
QB  Zach VanFaussien Kalamazoo Sr. 3.65 Economics
RB  Matthew Ellis Olivet So. 3.84 Exercise Science
RB  Stephen Wagner St. Thomas (Minn.) Jr. 3.88 Mechanical Engineering
WR  Will Gillach Saint John's (Minn.) Sr. 3.78 Biochemistry
WR  Samuel Staehling St. Norbert Jr. 4.00 Biology / Pre-Medicine
TE  Grant Slavik St. Thomas (Minn.) Jr. 3.54 Accounting
OL  Hunter Angileri Kalamazoo Jr. 3.89 Chemistry
OL  Christopher Lemke Augsburg Sr. 3.96 Chemistry
OL  Trenton Monroe Olivet Sr. 3.77 Actuarial Science
OL  Kyle Rademaker St. Norbert Sr. 3.93 Mathematics & Economics
OL  Elijah Rice St. Thomas (Minn.) Jr. 3.85 Accounting / Financial Management
K  Greg Kearns Kalamazoo Jr. 3.67 Business
ST  Brandon Beranek Saint John's (Minn.) Sr. 3.64 Elementary Education
DL  Jeremy Behnke Carthage Sr. 3.62 Biochemistry
DL  David Danhauer St. Thomas (Minn.) Sr. 3.69 Operations Management
DL  Boyd Delebreau UW-Stevens Point Sr. 3.57 Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
DL  Matt Ganter Carleton Sr. 3.62 Economics 
LB  Derek Glynn Augsburg Jr. 3.83 Exercise Science
LB  Ben Kornowski St. Norbert Sr. 3.78 Business Administration
LB  Alex Sais Saint John's (Minn.) Jr. 3.94 Accounting
DB  Bailey Breunig UW-Whitewater Sr. 3.87 International Business & Economics
DB  Dawson Brown Bethel (Minn.) Sr. 3.74 Biokinetics
DB  Max Jackson Saint John's (Minn.) Sr. 3.52 Accounting
DB  Jacob Mason Concordia Wisconsin Sr. 3.74 Psychology
P  Turner Geisthardt UW-Oshkosh Sr. 3.94 Kinesiology