Elon Football’s Groll, Williams Snare Academic All-District Honors

Posted by Press Release on November 9, 2015 at 11:49 am under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Elon University football players Nick Groll and Miles Williams have both earned spots on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 Football Team and will now be eligible for Academic All-American accolades.

This is the first time since 2011 that Elon has had an Academic All-District selection, and the first time with multiple selections since 2006.

Groll, a defensive lineman from Armonk, N.Y., carries a 3.80 GPA as an economics major. Through eight games, the junior has tallied 23 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks. Groll has forced one fumble and blocked a kick this season. In Elon’s victory at Gardner-Webb, Groll tied a career high with seven total tackles. He also posted six stops against 20th-rated New Hampshire. Groll is a three-time Dean’s List recipient and has been named to the President’s List once.

Williams, a defensive back from Roebuck, S.C., boasts a 3.55 GPA as a human service studies major. Williams, a senior on the field, graduated cum laude last spring, but is completing course work for graduate school. He has started all eight games and has posted 46 total tackles. Williams leads the team with two interceptions, has forced one fumble and recovered another. In Elon’s win at Stony Brook, Williams tallied a personal best 12 tackles. He has been named to the Dean’s List three times and the President’s List once. He was a 2014 CAA Academic All-Conference pick as well as a 2012 Southern Conference Academic All-Conference honoree. The two-time team captain was named to the 2013 AFCA All-State Good Works Team.

To be eligible for Academic All-District honors, a player must compete in at least 50 percent of the team’s contest, must have reached at least sophomore athletic eligibility, have completed at least one full calendar year at the institution and carry at least a 3.30 GPA.

2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 Football Team
Punter – Nathaniel Tilque, North Carolina Central (So., 4.0, Physics)
Quarterback – Thomas Sirk, Duke (Jr., 3.46, Political Science)
Receiver – Ben Bolling, Campbell (Sr., 3.47, Exercise and Sport Science)
Receiver – Jordan Smith, Tennessee Tech (Jr., 3.55, EXPW/Pre-Physical Therapy)
Tight End – Daniel Montiel, Memphis (Jr., 3.72, Accounting)
Running Back – Derrick Craine, Chattanooga (Jr., 3.61, Health and Human Performance)
Running Back – Darius Ramsey, Western Carolina (Sr., 3.49, Accounting)
Running Back – Radir Annoor, Tennessee Tech (Sr., 3.71, EXPW/Physical Therapy)
Offensive Line – Dominick Richards, James Madison (Sr., 3.70, Health Sciences)
Offensive Line – Tyler Compton, Old Dominion (Jr., 3.92, 4.0 grad., Mathematics, Business grad.)
Offensive Line – Gabe Brandner, Duke (So., 3.63, Evolutionary Anthroplogy)
Offensive Line – Carl Jones, North Carolina Central (Jr., 3.76, Business)
Offensive Line – Josh Daryoush, Davidson (Sr., 3.83, Biology)
Kicker – Ross Martin, Duke (Sr., 3.57, Psychology)
Defensive Back – Ryan Janvion, Wake Forest (Jr., 3.55, Business and Enterprise Management)
Defensive Back – Miles Williams, Elon (Sr., 3.55, Human Service Studies)
Defensive Back – DeVon Edwards, Duke (Jr., 3.36, Psychology)
Defensive Back – Stephen Bush, Tennessee Tech (Gr., 3.69, Accounting)
Linebacker – Hunter Williams, Wake Forest (Sr., 3.49, Finance)
Linebacker – Adam Noble, Austin Peay (Gr., 3.73, Management)
Linebacker – Daniel Riddle, Western Carolina (So., 3.31, Engineering Technology)
Defensive Line – Derrick Davis, Western Carolina (So., 3.77, Finance)
Defensive Line – Nick Groll, Elon (Jr., 3.80, Economics)
Defensive Line – A.J. Wolf, Duke (Jr., 3.69, Public Policy Studies)

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