GREENWOOD, Ind. – The College Sports Information Directors of America released its 2018 Academic All-District honorees on Thursday afternoon and two members of the Salisbury University football team earned recognition from the organization for their outstanding performance in the classroom.
Senior offensive lineman George Morton and senior long snapper Ryan Malane were among those players recognized for their strong academic performance as they were named to the NCAA Division III District 2 Team.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher and be a starter or key contributor to their respective team.
Morton has posted a 3.48 grade-point average as a history major during his time at Salisbury. Morton is the starting right tackle for the Sea Gulls and has helped pave the way for nation's top rushing attack. The maroon and gold are currently averaging 366.2 yards per game totaling 3,662 yards on the ground on 601 rush attempts while also racking up 39 rushing touchdowns.
Malane meanwhile, has recorded a cumulative grade-point average of 3.39 as a business major here at Salisbury from the renowned Franklin Perdue School of Business. Malane has been a key contributor for the maroon and gold over his career holding down the long snapper position for the special teams unit. He as aided in a field goal unit that has connected on 93 percent of its extra point attempts and a punting unit that as has average 30.2 yards per punt.
Both players will now advance to the Academic All-America ballot. Those honors will be announced on December 12.
Salisbury concludes its season on Saturday, November 17 when it hosts Alfred University in the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference Asa S. Bushnell Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. at Sea Gull Stadium.
To view the release from CoSIDA, click here