North, Billingsley earn Academic All-District honors
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
North, Billingsley earn Academic All-District honors
Kimlee North (left) and Brian Billingsley earned Academic All-District 2 honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Kimlee North and Brian Billingsley were voted Google Cloud Academic All-District 2, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently.

North and Billingsley join the pool of candidates for Academic All-America®, which is announced later this month. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior, hold a 3.30 GPA and above and be a starter or major contributor off the bench to be eligible for nomination for the CoSIDA Academic All-District® award.

North rushes for 80 yards on 31 carries with one touchdown in 11 games with eight starts at running back. The Nashville, Tenn., native added 10 receptions for 188 yards and one TD and returned 10 kickoffs for a 20.7-yard average this season. He holds a 3.54 GPA in Exercise and Sports Science.

Billingsley collected 31 tackles with 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks while starting all 11 contests. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native recorded two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries as well. He carries a 3.76 GPA in Accounting.

CoSIDA NAIA Football Google Cloud Academic All-District 2
OFFENSE

QB – Justin Hunniford, Saint Xavier University
RB – Edward Clark, Robert Morris University
RB – Kimlee North, Cumberland University
WR – Daniel Boy, Taylor University
WR – Grant Hohlbein, Taylor University
TE – Michael Berry, Robert Morris University
OL – Jacob Baker, Taylor University
OL – Lou Bunning, Lindsey Wilson
OL – Matthew Castner, University of the Cumberlands
OL – Brandon George, Taylor University
OL – Logan Mann, University of the Cumberlands
OL – Michael Ribando, Saint Xavier University
OL – Adam Smith, University of the Cumberlands
K – Devon McMillen, University of the Cumberlands

DEFENSE
DL – Brian Billingsley, Cumberland University
DL – Cole Genders, University of the Cumberlands
DL – Tyler Hasbrook, Taylor University
DL – Anthony Kowalczyk, Saint Xavier University
LB – Caleb Coe, Olivet Nazarene
LB – Eric Dunten, University of Saint Francis [IN]
LB – Piercen Harnish, University of St. Francis [IN]
DB – Stephen Benedik, Lyon College
DB – Nate Collins, Lindenwood-Belleville
DB – Tyler Gerig, Taylor University
DB – Derek Wanner, Taylor University
ST – Grant Gerig, Taylor University