Mon, Nov. 12, 2012 - [Football]
Four Kansas Wesleyan Football players have been named as Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 selections as the Academic All-District teams for football were announced as part of the Capital One Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Seth Myers, Nick Beth, Brady Harwell and Matt Broeckelman were named the Capital One Academic All-District 6 team.
Nominated by current CoSIDA members at their respective institutions, nominees to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America program must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and must have attended their current institution for at least one full academic year and have reached sophomore athletic eligibility status.
Members of the eight All-District teams are selected by a voting process among all the CoSIDA members in each respective district. Kansas Wesleyan competes in College Division of District 6, which consists of NAIA and junior college student-athletes that attend school in the states of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Myers, a senior receiver from Salina, Kan., was a key receiver in KWU's offense in 2012. He had a career high 58 receptions and career high 587 yards receiving on the year, averaging 53.4 yards receiving per game and 10.1 yards per reception. He had career highs with nine receptions and 132 yards on September 29 against Friends University. He also served as holder on special teams for PATs and field goals. Myers was named to Dean's Honor Roll in Spring 2011 and was named Academic All-KCAC in 2011-12.
Beth, a senior offensive lineman from Healdsburg, Calif., was the starting right tackle for the KWU offensive line all season long. The Coyotes averaged 357.5 yards of total offense per game (151.3 rush/206.3 pass) in 2012 and only allowed 15 sacks during the season. Academically, Beth was named to the Dean's Honor Roll in Fall 2011 and President's Honor Roll in Spring 2012.
Harwell, a junior linebacker from Vega, Texas, has been a key player at linebacker the last two seasons. In 2011, he recorded 103 tackles and led the team in 2012 with 125 tackles. He had double digit tackles in 10 of 11 games this season (nine in other), and had a season high 15 stops twice - at Tabor on October 6 and at Southwestern on October 27. He also had one interception and four pass breakups. Academically, he is a student in KWU's accredited Athletic Training Program and had been a 2-time Dean's Honor Roll honoree and was named to President's Honor Roll in Spring 2012. He also serves as a Resident Assistant in the dorms this year.
Broeckelman, a junior defensive back from Mankato, Kan., has been an outstanding player for the Coyotes at cornerback in 2012, seeing more and more action as the season went on. He finished the season with 20 tackles (13 solo)and had one interception returned for 17 yards. Academically he is a 4-time President's Honor Roll honoree and a member of the President's Club (Academic Success Club). He has been Resident Assistant in dorms for two years.
The four KWU players join six others from the KCAC on the Academic All-District 6 team including last year's Academic All-American of the Year, McPherson quarterback Jake Snodgrass.
The Coyotes finished the 2012 football season with a 6-5 record overall and 6-3 in the KCAC, tying for third place in the league with Saint Mary.