BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore
linebacker Zach Eagler has been named to the 2010 College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), ESPN the Magazine Academic
All-District 4 Team, the national organization announced Thursday. The
Florence, Ky., native earned a Second Team selection.
Eagler is the second Union football player to make the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, joining Patrick O'Neal who made the First Team in 2007.
names Academic All-America teams in all sports. CoSIDA was established
in 1957, and the Academic All-America program dates back to 1952.
To qualify for the Academic All-America Team, a student-athlete must
maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.30, be a sophomore, junior
or senior and player in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the
position listed. Each sport is divided into two divisions, University
and College. The University Division includes all NCAA Division I
schools, while the College Division encompasses all NCAA II, III and
CoSIDA is also separated into eight districts. District IV includes
all institutions in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
On the season, Eagler - a biology major, leads the team in tackles with 73 to go along with three forced fumbles, 3.0 tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and one interception. He posted a season-high 12 tackles against Cumberlands (Ky.) on Oct. 2 and at Cumberland (Tenn.) on Oct. 30. Against UVa-Wise on Sept. 25, Eagler returned a fumble 71 yards for a touchdown.
Union is 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-South Conference West. The Bulldogs will play at Shorter (Ga.) Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
For a complete look at all the Academic All-District Teams, click here.