LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Brian Billingsley earned First Team Google Cloud Academic All-American® honors, as announced Thursday and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior, hold a 3.30 grade-point-average and above and be a starter or major contributor off the bench to be eligible for nomination to the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams. Those selected for the Academic All-District teams enter into a pool for Academic All-America selection.
Billingsley collected 31 tackles with 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks while starting all 11 contests this season for the Phoenix. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native recorded two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries as well. He carries a 3.76 GPA in Accounting.
He registered four tackles against Union College, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Edward Waters College and Georgetown College and collected 1.0 sacks and 2.0 tackles for loss versus Edward Waters.
QB – Trent Solsma, Morningside College
RB – Keithen Drury, Dordt College
RB – Darrius Lee, Evangel University
WR – Max Gray, Rocky Mountain College
WR – Connor Niles, Morningside College
TE – Michael Berry, Robert Morris University
TE – Dylan Wheeler, Ottawa University
OL – Kade Kelley, Evangel University
OL – Samuel Lemin, Oklahoma Panhandle State
OL – Blaine Morrow, Hastings College
OL – Adam Smith, University of the Cumberlands
OL – Braden Smith, Graceland University
K – Alex Stogdill, Hastings College
ST – Cole Fisher, Hastings College
DL – Brian Billingsley, Cumberland University
DL – Andreas Moeller, Evangel University
DL – Izayah Newsom, Siena Heights University
DL – John Trout, Dakota State
LB – Caleb Coe, Olivet Nazarene
LB – Piercen Harnish, University of St. Francis [IN]
LB – Jacob Katzer, Morningside College
DB – Dominic DeLuca, McPherson College
DB – Timothy Koehler, Concordia University [MI]
DB – Drew Melton, Carroll College
DB – Andrew Poppen, Evangel University
P – Ryan Curran, Faulkner University
P – Camdon Griffiths, Midland University
Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year: Trent Solsma, Morningside College