THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2002
Kevin Womble Earns District III Academic All-America Honors In Football
Nov. 14, 2002
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University junior tackle Kevin Womble (Bonifay, Fla.) has been voted to the District III Verizon Academic All-America First-Team for the University Division, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Womble, who is now eligible for the national Academic All-America team to be announced Dec. 2, is the second Dolphin to earn such honors (Scott Kennedy, 1999). District III is made up of all Division I & I-AA schools in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To be eligible a player must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 in the classroom and be a starter or key reserve on the field.
Womble has been a key part of the Dolphins' offense, which has established itself as the most prolific passing team in school history this year. As a sophomore, he was a First-Team All-PFL selection and a second-team PFL All-Academic Team honoree after helping lead JU to the Pioneer Football League South Division Championship. The Dolphins rushed for a school-record 1,998 yards in 2001 and Womble helped pave the way for All-America running back Brent Alexander's record-setting season. Womble, who has a 3.68 grade point average in Engineering, has earned Dean's List honors on three occasions and earned President's Honor Roll distinction for a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring of 2002. Despite playing only three years at JU, he will continue his five-year engineering program next year at the University of Florida.
Other members of the first-team offense include David Greene (QB-Georgia), Chris Foster (RB-Gardner-Webb), Alex Wade (RB-Duke), Ryan Brewer (WR-South Carolina), Jimmy Fryzel (WR-UCF), Corey Paxton (TE-William & Mary), Tim Bennett (OL-Wake Forest), Charles Clarke (OL-Georgia Southern), Jon Stinchcomb (OL-Georgia), Jason Whaley (OL-Western Carolina) and Brent Kirouac (K-Georgia).
For the complete District III All-America Teams, please visit www.cosida.com.