Starr Earns Academic All-District Honor
Nov. 6, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior kicker Austin Starr earned first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V honors, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the third straight season the 2007 Academic All-American has collected all-district honors.
To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least his second year of athletic eligibility, be a first team or key performer and carry a cumulative 3.3 grade point average. This GPA standard is higher than the 3.2 required in previous years.
Starr, a biology major and chemistry minor, is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (achievements in the classroom, character, community and competition), a finalist for the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) National Sportsmanship Award and a semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy (nation's top scholar-athlete). He became just the fifth kicker in school history to break the 40-field goal mark with two at Illinois earlier this season. Starr also ranks fifth on the school's career field goals list (40), fourth on the career extra points (99) list and eighth on the career points (219) list.
He will now be placed on the ballot for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.
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