Alsobrooks Named Academic All-American at Kicker

Dec 12, 2018

Vulcans feature Academic All-American for a third-straight year.

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California University of Pennsylvania sophomore Brian Alsobrooks  has been selected a Google Cloud Second-Team Academic All-American as a kicker by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Alsobrooks becomes the ninth football player in school history to be named an Academic All-American, all since 2004. The Vulcans have now featured at least one Academic All-American in three-consecutive years and six times in the last eight seasons.

A native of Michigan, Alsobrooks finished second on the team in scoring with 68 points after converting 9-of-13 field goals and 41-of-45 PAT attempts. He ranked third among kickers in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with a .692 field-goal percentage while also serving as the team's punter, kickoff specialist and backup quarterback. Alsobrooks made multiple field goals twice this season, including three against Mercyhurst with a career-long 36-yard field goal against the Lakers.

Alsobrooks boasts a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) and is scheduled to earn his bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in management this weekend. He received both PSAC Scholar-Athlete honors and the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award last year after previously attending Eastern Michigan.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution. Nominees also must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials.

Courtesy of Cal U Athletics