Towson, Md. – The 2012 Captial One Academic All-America® College Division Football team was announced and Lamont Wims of Robert Morris was selected to the first team while teammate Philip Emminger was named to the second team. The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division football teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions and are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A business administration major with a 3.83 G.P.A., Wims is the second-leading rusher in NAIA. He ran for 1,623 yards on 225 carries and scored 15 touchdowns, leading Robert Morris to an 8-3 record. The Frederick, Md., native ranks second in the NAIA in rushing yards per game (147.5). Wims also caught 20 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns as he scored 114 total points on the year.
Emminger (pictured below), a sophomore defensive back from Canton, Michigan, is a business administration major with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. He had 32 total tackles this past season to go along with nine pass break ups and one interception.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.