Springfield, Mass. - November 16, 2018 - Based on their performances in the classroom and on the field, the Springfield College football team had three student-athletes named to the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District® team.
The Pride's John Cox (Stratford, Conn.), Andrew Papirio (Walpole, Mass.), and Nick Giorgio (Cumberland, R.I.) were all recognized and are now eligible for Academic All-America accolades, which will be voted upon later this fall. Of the 247 football teams in Division III, Springfield College was one of only 21 programs in the country to have at least three selections.
Cox has been a key cog of an offensive line that has helped pave the way for the sixth-best rushing attack in Division III football, averaging nearly 300 yards per game. The Physical Therapy major currently carries 3.98 GPA and has been instrumental in leading Springfield back to the postseason for the second-consecutive year. Of the 24 student-athletes chosen from District I, Cox has the second-highest grade point average, and among the 41 Division III offensive lineman from across the country, Cox has the second-best GPA.