Nov 16, 2017

Schroeder and Dalzell Named On The 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team

A Winning Tradition

  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • One AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American (Nolan Schuler, 2017)
  • One CoSIDA Academic All-American (Caleb Dalzell, 2017)
  • Two CoSIDA Academic All-District (Caleb Dalzell, 2017; Grant Schroeder, 2017)
  • Three All-Americans
  • Four All-Region Honorees
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes 
  • Five Team of the Week
  • Nine NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • One Cliff Harris Award Finalist (Charles Riga, 2017)
  • Two NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • Two NFL Draft Picks 

GREENWOOD, Ind. --- For the first time in the program's history, the George Fox football team has placed two athletes on the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Football Team, as senior quarterback Grant Schroeder and junior defensive end Caleb Dalzell garnered this prestigious award.

The 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team recognized the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in December.

The Academic All-District teams include student-athletes from eight different geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions – NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division.

Schroeder and Dalzell were named on the first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District Football in NCAA Division III – District 8. They will now have a chance to be placed on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, which is announced in December.

Schroeder, a senior quarterback from Corvallis, Oregon, is maintaining a 3.78 GPA as a civil engineering major. He was recently named on the All-NWC team as a second-team recipient. For the season, he was third in the NWC in yards (1,772), second in the NWC in efficiency (134.2) and fifth in yards per game (177.2). He helped the Bruins set a program-best seven wins on the regular season, and is the all-time record holder in every passing category at George Fox. He became the only QB in the NWC this season to rush for a touchdown, catch a touchdown and throw for a touchdown in a single game. He finishes his career with 7,015 yards for a career average of 184.6 yards per game. He also has 55 touchdowns in his career, with 21 rushing touchdowns. He led the conference in total touchdowns on the season with 28.

Dalzell, a junior defensive end from Gresham, Oregon, is maintaining a 3.90 GPA as a biology major. Dalzell is no stranger to the CoSIDA Academic All-District honor, as he earned the award in track & field during the 2017 season. Dalzell was spectacular for the Bruins on defense, recording a conference-best 17 tackles for a loss for 80 yards. He was also second in the NWC in sacks at 9.5, and set a NCAA Division III best in a single game with 7.5 tackles for a loss against No. 7 Linfield. Dalzell was named on the All-NWC first-team.

To see the complete list of honorees on the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team, click here.