Clinton named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District team

Chadron State College's Glen Clinton has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Four Football Team as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be eligible for the all-academic team, which recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Since Clinton earned first team recognition in his district, he'll advance to the national ballot.

Clinton, a junior tailback from Cody, Wyo., who has a 3.58 GPA in biology, is having his finest collegiate season. He has rushed for 1,180 yards and seven touchdowns while helping lead the Eagles to an 8-2 record and a national ranking in both polls.

The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

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