South Dakota State University seniors Cory Koenig and Parker Douglass are repeat selections to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Football Team, which was announced Thursday.
Koenig, a running back from Underwood, Iowa, was selected to the University Division First Team for the second year in a row. A biology major, Koenig has compiled a 3.77 grade-point average throughout his collegiate career. A first-team all-Great West Football Conference selection in 2007, Koenig ranked second in the conference for
rushing during the 2007 campaign, tallying 1,266 yards with 15
touchdowns. A captain for the Jackrabbit squad that captured its first conference title since 1963, Koenig posted six 100-yard games
during the 2007 season, including each of the four league games — the
only GWFC player to accomplish the feat — with a career-high of 259
yards Oct. 20 versus Cal Poly.
Douglass, a kicker from Columbus, Neb., received second-team honors for the second consecutive season. Also a biology major, Douglass carries a 3.78 GPA. A three-time first-team all-conference selection and GWFC Special Teams Player of the
Year in both 2005 and 2006, Douglass set 19 school records, including
most career field goals (62) and points by a kicker (321). In 2007, he led the league in field goals with 16 and finished second in scoring among the league's kickers with 90 points.
The complete listing of football Academic All-America teams is below.