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Over 4,000 Earn Title of 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

Central Methodist's Aubrey UtleySTARKVILLE, Miss. – Over 4,000 student-athletes representing 711 different academic institutions were named as a 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete, the Association announced Thursday.

The award is given to any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2010-11 academic year.  The award is the second component of the Association’s academic award program.  Last week, the teams with the highest GPAs in each membership category were recognized as a 2011 NFCA Top Ten All-Academic team.

This year’s total of 4,376 honorees bested last year’s total by over 60 student-athletes.  The membership category with the most participating institutions this year was Division III with 168, while high school led the way in total honorees with 1,197.

For a complete listing of 2010-11 All-Academic Teams and All-America Scholar Athletes, click here.