Posted: Feb 01, 2019
RICHARDSON, Texas – Sixteen Texas Lutheran University football student-athletes have been named to the American Southwest Conference's 2018 Fall Academic All-Conference Football Team.
To be eligible for ASC Academic All-Conference honors, student-athletes must be classified academically as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student during the competition season and have been in attendance and completed at least one academic year (two consecutive semesters) at their institution.
Student-athletes also must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as certified at the conclusion of the academic semester in which the ASC sport championship is held.
Bulldog football players named to the ASC Academic All-Conference Team include:
|Cameron Bennett||Texas Lutheran||So.||Kinesiology||The Colony, Texas|
|Christopher Bennett**||Texas Lutheran||Sr.||Kinesiology||The Colony, Texas|
|Cameron Bivens||Texas Lutheran||So.||Business Management||Allen, Texas|
|Wade Cookston**||Texas Lutheran||Jr.||Applied Physics||Sunnyvale, Texas|
|Andy Day||Texas Lutheran||Sr.||Accounting||Austin, Texas|
|Thomas Gaither||Texas Lutheran||Sr.||Kinesiology||Jourdanton, Texas|
|Brandon Hopp***||Texas Lutheran||Sr.||Education||Leander, Texas|
|Hunter Jaehne||Texas Lutheran||So.||Business||Giddings, Texas|
|Manny Longoria***||Texas Lutheran||Jr.||Education||Geronimo, Texas|
|Pearce Loth**||Texas Lutheran||Sr.||Kinesiology||Rockdale, Texas|
|Andrew Lotz**||Texas Lutheran||Jr.||Accounting||New Orleans, La.|
|CJ Romero**||Texas Lutheran||Jr.||Kinesiology||Odem, Texas|
|Sammy Romero||Texas Lutheran||So.||Business||Sweeny, Texas|
|Dillon Samuelson-Hesterman||Texas Lutheran||So.||Nursing||Anderson, Texas|
|Jason Williams||Texas Lutheran||So.||Applied Physics/Mathematics||Seguin, Texas|
|Travis York***||Texas Lutheran||Jr.||Business Management||Seguin, Texas|
Longoria, a Second Team Academic All-American this year, is an academic all-conference selection for the third time (two times in the ASC and once in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.)
Longoria (Geronimo/Navarro), a junior defensive end, was a First Team All-Conference selection in the ASC and an All-Region Second Team choice by D3football.com.
Senior education major Brandon Hopp (Leander/Leander) and junior business management major Travis York (Seguin/Seguin) also claimed their third academic all-conference honors. Hopp and York too have honors in the SCAC and two each in the ASC.
Freshmen can be academic all-conference honorees in the SCAC but not in the ASC.
Christopher Bennett (The Colony/The Colony), Wade Cookston (Sunnyvale/Sunnyvale), Pearce Loth (Rockdale/Rockdale), Andrew Lotz (New Orleans, La./The Colony (Texas)), and CJ Romero (Odem/Odem) each claimed their second all-conference awards.
TLU is a member of the American Southwest Conference in football only. The Bulldogs are members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in all other sports.