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Sixteen Bulldogs named to 2018 ASC Football Academic All-Conference Team

Sixteen Bulldogs named to 2018 ASC Football Academic All-Conference Team

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
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.