Honors for a football Lord
Kenyon senior Andrew Hammack was recently selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team. A wide receiver in the Lords football program, Hammack was voted to the team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hammack received enough votes to become one of just twenty-four members of the All-District first team. He was one of four first-team players honored from the North Coast Athletic Conference and was one of just two receivers selected overall. His position on the first team means he advances to the national ballot for voting on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team.
A converted running back, Hammack moved into the Lords' receiving corps and became one of the team's top targets during a 6-4 season, the program's best since 1990. Filling in for injured players, he managed to rank third on the team in receptions, with thirty-two, and second in receiving yards, with 339. He was also a team captain and vice president of the Kenyon Student Athletes.
Hammack was Kenyon's representative at the 2005 NCAA Regional Leadership Conference and was recently named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship Award. A political science major with a 3.48 grade point average, he has also earned a place on the College's Merit List.
To be considered for nomination to the Academic All-District team, a student-athlete must be of at least sophomore standing, possess a minimum 3.2 grade point average, and be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. Since 1996, eight Kenyon football players have combined to earn nine positions on Academic All-District teams. The last one to do so was Kris Cheney in 2001.