AUSTIN, Texas – For the second consecutive year, Wilmington College senior David Henry has earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Henry, who earned first team honors last season, was named second team 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America, the organization announced Tuesday. The team is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Henry is the first two-time CoSIDA football selection in Wilmington College history and just the second two-time selection in school history. Henry joins women’s basketball player Megan Woodruff, who earned the honor in 2002 and 2003.
The senior finished the year with 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks after suffering a season-ending injury in week 5.
Henry is one of nine individuals that are repeat selections on the CoSIDA Academic All-America football teams, including two who repeated as first-team selections. Four first-team selections this year were second-team selections last year, two second-team selections were first-team selections last year, and one first-teamer was a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America® team selection in 2014.
All first-team Academic All-District winners, eight districts total, moved to the national ballot. The national team is voted on by members of CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Committee.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.
Wilmington College Director of Athletic Communications Jayson Ameer Rasheed has served on CoSIDA’s Academic All-America national committee since 2009.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, visit www.cosida.com.