GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College senior Reese Setzer (Sanford, N.C./Lee County) was named to the NCAA Division III Academic All-District® V Football Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Setzer is the fourth Guilford student honored since 2008, and marks his second selection to the all-district team. He advances to the CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® ballot, results of which will be released November 29.
The all-district squads are comprised of football students from NCAA Division III institutions in the 10-state area from Virginia to Missouri. Nominees were starters or key reserves of sophomore academic standing or above who maintained at least a 3.3 grade point average.
Setzer, a 6-1, 290-pound offensive lineman, has competed in five games this season with one start. A reserve center, he contributes to an offense that ranks third in NCAA Division III in first downs (230), sixth in total offense (534.1 yards per game) and 24th in scoring (40.4 points per game). Setzer helped Guilford post the first- and third-best team rushing totals in school history this season, plus the individual record for rushing yards in a game (295 yards).
A sport management major with a minor in communications, Setzer has a 3.90 grade point average, He is a three-time Academic All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection, a six-time Guilford Student-Athlete Honor Roll recipient and a six-time dean’s list student. In 2016, Setzer received Guilford’s 2016 Eugene S. Hire Memorial Award for demonstrating the highest standards of academic scholarship. He is in his second season as sports editor for the Guilfordian, the school’s newspaper, and a Principled Problem Solving Scholar.
Coach Chris Rusiewicz’s Quakers are 4-4, 1-4 in the ODAC. The Quakers look to bounce back this Saturday (11/5) on the road against ODAC-opponent Randolph-Macon College. Kickoff in Ashland, Virginia is set for 1:00 p.m.