Sears, Starr Earn Academic All-District Honors
Nov. 8, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior fullback Josiah Sears and junior 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).
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 3.20 grade point average.
Sears, a fifth-year senior finance major, collects his first all-district honor. The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree has appeared in all 10 of the Hoosiers' games this season. Sears has rushed for 85 yards with three scores to go along with 147 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. His five total touchdowns rank third on the club.
Starr earns first team All-District V honors for the second straight year. The Lou Groza semifinalist tied Pete Stoyanovich's (1988) single-season record of 17 field goals and extended his school record to 14 consecutive made field goals after hitting his lone attempt against Ball State. Starr is 17-for-18 (94.4 percent) this season and 8-for-8 from 40-plus yards out. In his career, the biology major is 29-for-33 (87.9) overall, 21-for-23 (91.3) from 30-plus yards and 9-for-9 from 40-plus yards.
The duo will be placed on the ballot for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.
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