Football Has Seven Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Football Has Seven Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 3, 2016 – Washington University in St. Louis had seven student-athletes named to the 2016 Academic All-District Five Division III Football Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Sophomore Jake Coon, senior John Doty, junior Garris Goe, senior Matt Page, junior Marcus Ramspott, senior Josiah Situmeang and senior Austin Smestad each took home the accolade for WashU.

Smestad earned the honor for the third-straight year, while Goe was a repeat selection from a year ago.

JAKE COON
Coon has started all eight games at linebacker for WashU, and ranks third in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) in interceptions (3) and fourth in tackles (71). He has recorded double-digit stops in four games, including a career-high 13 on three occasions. Coon has a 3.57 grade point average while majoring in finance and accounting.

JOHN DOTY
Doty has started the last 28-consecutive games at center for the Bears. The Bears offense is averaging 37.2 points and 487.8 yards per game, and the offensive line ranks 34th in NCAA Division III sacks allowed (1.13). A three-time Academic all-UAA selection, Doty has a 3.68 GPA while majoring in biology.

GARRIS GOE
Goe has started all eight games played on the defensive line and has 24 tackles, including three tackles for loss. He made a season-high five stops vs. Berry (10/1), and added four tackles, two tackles for loss at Carnegie Mellon (9/3). A two-time Academic all-UAA selection, Goe has a 3.99 GPA while majoring in economics.

MATT PAGE
Page has started all eight games at tight end and is the Bears' second-leading receiver with 47 catches for 643 yards and eight touchdowns. He ranks second among NCAA Division III tight ends in receptions per game (5.8) and fourth in receiving yards per game (79.4). Page has eclipsed the 100-yard yard plateau two times this season, including eight catches for a career-high 150 yards and two TDs vs. Carnegie Mellon. A three-time Academic all-UAA selection, Page has a 3.48 GPA while majoring in finance and accounting.

MARCUS RAMSPOTT
Ramspott has started all eight games at wide receiver and is third on the team with 37 catches for 349 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He had a career-high 10 catches for 114 yards vs. Berry. A two-time Academic all-UAA selection, Ramspott has a 3.58 GPA while majoring in chemistry.

JOSIAH SITUMEANG
Situmeang has started all eight games on the defensive line for the Bears making 37 tackles. He also leads the team in tackles for loss (5.5), and is tops on the team and third in the SAA in sacks (4.5). Situmeang had six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks vs. Centre (9/17), and also added a career-high seven tackles at Birmingham Southern (9/24) and vs. Berry. A three-time Academic all-UAA selection, he has a 3.55 GPA while majoring in biology.

AUSTIN SMESTAD
Smestad has started all eight games at running back and leads the team with 503 yards rushing. He also ranks third in the SAA with nine touchdowns. Smestad ran for a career-high 169 yards on 19 carries with three second-half TDs at Birmingham Southern. A three-time Academic all-UAA selection, he has a 3.94 GPA while majoring in chemical engineering.

To be eligible for nomination to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and must be a starter or an important reserve.

All seven student-athletes are now eligible to be selected to the Academic All-America Team, announced Nov. 29.