CLEVELAND, Ohio - Northern Arizona linebacker Austin Hasquet was named to the 16th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team that was announced by the FCS ADA, today.
Hasquet was one of 43 student-athletes that made the team out of 90 nominees. A junior biomedical science major with a 3.95 G.P.A., Hasquet started all 12 games this season. He led the team with 91 tackles and was the team's leading tackler in six games this season. Hasquet has made the Dean's List every semester and earned CoSIDA Academic All-American honors for his outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom. He is a two-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete and has twice been named Big Sky All-Academic. A native of Peoria, Ariz., he was named to the 2013 All-Big Sky Third Team and 2013 College Sports Madness All-Big Sky Third Team. Hasquet also received the team's 2013 Academic Excellence Award at the end of the year banquet.
"The FCS ADA is honored to present this prestigious award to our football student-athletes each year," stated FCS ADA President Brian Hutchinson, director of athletics, Morehead State University. "Each year, these young men epitomize the definition of student-athlete, both in the classroom and on the field. Our Association is pleased to recognize their accomplishments annually."
Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.
The 43 members of the Football Championship Subdivision Academic All-Star Team are listed here.
About the FCS ADA: Now in its 21st year, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance Football Championship Subdivision football. For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit www.fcsada.com. The FCS ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 49th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.