The Fort Lewis College football team has been getting the job done in the classroom, landing six players on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team on Monday, including three on the first team.
Receiver Doyle Bode, linebacker Phil Odell and offensive lineman Evan Wagstrom earned first-team honors for the Skyhawks, with receiver Aaron Holt earning a second-team nod. Offensive linemen Taylor Suta and Brent Baker were honor roll selections.
To balance athletics with academics while performing at a high level is a very difficult thing to accomplish, FLC head coach Cesar Rivas-Sandoval said in a news release. We look forward to having our list of academic all-conference performers grow each and every year.
Bode, a junior, has a 3.59 grade-point average as an exercise science-sport administration major. He was the RMACs top vote-getter among wide receivers for all-academic honors. To date, hes caught 37 passes for 432 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the field this season.
Odell, a senior, has a 3.48 GPA in business administration-management, and its his third consecutive selection as a first-team all-academic member. Hes currently ninth in the RMAC with 52 total tackles.
Wagstrom, a junior, has a 3.88 GPA in European history and was a second-team choice in 2011.
Holt has a 3.79 GPA in history-secondary education with a minor in coaching and was an honor roll selection in 2011 as a sophomore. The junior has five catches for 35 yards this season.
Baker carries a 3.46 GPA in business administration-international business and a pre-law minor. Its the juniors third consecutive honor roll selection.
Suta, a redshirt freshman, has a 3.38 GPA in political science.
To qualify for the list, players must carry a 3.30 GPA or higher, be a starter or reserve and must have finished two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters at their present institution.