Iverson honored by FCS ADA
South Dakota State University senior Brad Iverson is one of 58 players named to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Assocation Academic All-Star Team.
A tight end from Sioux Falls, Iverson was one of four players to earn a spot on the team with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. A biochemistry major, he plans to attend medical school.
On the field, Iverson caught three passes for 21 yards during the 2011 season. He also was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic First Team and was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded to college football's top scholar-athlete.
Nominees were required to be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing, have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key reserve. Schools could nominate up to two players.
South Dakota State has had at least one player named to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team every season since 2006. Previous recipients include Parker Douglass (2006, 2007), Cory Koenig (2006, 2007), Ryan Berry (2008), Kevin Robling (2008), Conrad Kjerstad (2009) Kyle Minett (2010) and Tyler Duffy (2010). Koenig and Berry were later selected as recipients of the organization's postgraduate scholarships.