Walls, a longtime academic standout for the Lumberjacks, holds a perfect 4.00 in engineering physics. The senior defensive back was also named one of 13 finalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded to the nation’s most outstanding scholar athlete with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. Central Arkansas and Northwestern State represented the Southland well on the District 6 team with six total selections between the two schools. NCAA DIVISION I – DISTRICT 6 (AR, IA, LA, MN, MO, MS, ND, SD, WI)FIRST TEAMQB Danny Etling, LSU, Gr. 3.72, Mass CommunicationRB Brady Mengarelli, South Dakota State University, Sr. 3.60, Exercise ScienceRB Marcus Weymiller, University of Northern Iowa, Jr. 3.96, Political ScienceWR Quintez Cephus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, So., 3.46, UndecidedWR Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State University, Sr., 3.62, Physical Education / Teacher EducationTE John David Moore, LSU, Sr., 4.00, ArchitectureOL Jake Campos, Iowa State University, Sr., 3.56, Biological Systems EngineeringOL John Cook, University of Central Arkansas, Jr., 3.78, BiologyOL Hjalte Froholdt, University of Arkansas, Jr., 3.77, KinesiologyOL Wes Genant, South Dakota State University, So., 3.97, BiochemistryOL Chris Zirkle, Northwestern State University, Jr., 3.87, Business AdministrationK Emmit Carpenter, University of Minnesota, Jr., 3.54, Supply Chain & Operations ManagementST Payton Jordahl, University of Minnesota, Sr., 3.71, Youth StudiesDL Nathan Clayberg, Drake University, Sr., 3.82, Finance / AccountingDL Tanner Evans, Drake University, Sr., 3.79, Finance & Law, Politics & SocietyDL Parker Hesse, University of Iowa, Jr., 3.72, Interdepartmental StudiesDL Anthony Nelson, University of Iowa, So., 3.89, AccountingLB Chrishard Buhl, Northwestern State University, Sr., 3.57, PsychologyLB Dalton Cox, South Dakota State University, Jr., 4.00, Economics / Entrepreneurial StudiesLB James Graves, University of Central Arkansas, Sr., 3.62, Computer ScienceDB Jared Beshore, Missouri State University, Jr., 3.84, Physical EducationDB Nick Farina, South Dakota State University, Sr., 3.62, Exercise ScienceDB Robbie Grimsley, North Dakota State University, Jr., 3.56, Criminal JusticeDB Ryan Reed, Northwestern State University, Jr., 3.59, Industrial Engineering TechnologyP Patrick Ponder, University of Central Arkansas, Sr., 3.68, Anthropology CoSIDA ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – A total of nine Southland Conference football student-athletes from four schools earned spots on the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the organization announced Thursday. Representing District 7 are Houston Baptist’s Mev Ajdin and Andre Walker, and Stephen F. Austin’s Marlon Walls. Ajdin, a senior running back, posted a 3.79 GPA with a major in finance while sophomore defensive lineman Walker holds a 3.52 with a biology major. NCAA DIVISION I – DISTRICT 7 (CO, ID, KS, MT, NE, NM, OK, TX, WY)FIRST TEAMQB Brett Rypien, Boise State University, Jr., 3.59, General BusinessRB Mev Ajdin, Houston Baptist University, Sr., 3.79, FinanceRB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State University, So., 3.86, FinanceWR Mitchell Herbert, Montana State University, Sr., 3.84, Cell Biology & Neuroscience (pre-med)WR Jacob Sannon, University of Idaho, Gr., 3.91/4.00, Accounting (UG) / Accounting (G)TE Britton Abbott, Oklahoma State University, Sr., 3.95, Management & Marketing acOL Mason Hampton, Boise State University, Sr., 3.97, AccountancyOL Adam Holtorf, Kansas State, Jr., 3.94, AgribusinessOL Will Hopkins, SMU, Gr., 3.93, MS ManagementOL Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma State University, Sr., 3.89, Marketing & ManagementOL John Molchon, Boise State University, Jr., 3.83, FinanceK Josh Williams, SMU, Jr., 3.96, FinanceST Jak Holbrook, The University of Texas, Jr., 3.81, Radio, Television, FilmDL Parker Hanusa, Rice University, Jr., 3.58, EconomicsDL Matt Locher, Boise State University, Jr., 3.98, FinanceDL Mick Stoltenberg, University of Nebraska, Jr., 3.43, ManagementDL Andre Walker, Houston Baptist University, So., 3.52, BiologyLB D.J. Green, Rice University, Gr., 3.94/4.33, Sport ManagementLB Ed Hall, University of Idaho, Jr., 3.83, Mechanical EngineeringLB Chris Weber, University of Nebraska, Sr., 3.96, Nutrition ScienceDB Jorian Clark, Rice University, Jr., 3.68, Sport ManagementDB Kekoa Nawahine, Boise State University, So., 3.85, UndeclaredDB Cole Thomas, Rice University, Gr., 3.62, Economics (UG) / Accounting (G)DB Marlon Walls, Stephen F. Austin State University, Sr., 4.00, Engineering PhysicsP Marcus Ripley, Texas State University, So., 3.74, Exercise & Sports Science The Demons also earned a trio of all-district honorees in junior offensive lineman Chris Zirkle (3.87, business administration), senior linebacker Chrishard Buhl (3.57, psychology) and junior defensive back Ryan Reed (3.59, industrial engineering technology). Three Bears’ student-athletes were named to the all-district list: junior offensive lineman John Cook (3.78, biology), senior linebacker James Graves (3.62, computer science) and senior punter Patrick Ponder (3.68, anthropology).