CLEVELAND, Ohio—Columbia University senior football players Anders Hill and Chris Schroer were named to the 20th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association ll-Star Team, the organization announced Friday. Additionally, Schroer
Hill and Schroer were among 49
Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees
Schroer is among nine finalists who were selected for the 17th Annual FCS ADA $5,000 Postgraduate Scholarships. Two student-athletes will receive postgraduate scholarships during the Association's annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the 2018 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention, being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 28-30.
The finalists are Chris Schroer, Columbia University, RB, 3.94 GPA; Jack Heneghan, Dartmouth College, QB, 3.79 GPA;Justin Lea, Jacksonville State University, OL, 3.92 GPA; Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State University, QB, 3.88 GPA; Easton Stick, North Dakota State University, QB, 3.91 GPA; Marlon Walls, Stephen F. Austin State University, DB, 4.00 GPA; Max Michaels, University of San Diego, DB, 3.95 GPA; Brett Taylor, Western Illinois University, LB, 3.90 GPA; Jacob Judd, Western Illinois University, OL, 4.00 GPA. A special Review Committee of Football Championship Subdivision athletics directors was responsible for selecting the all-star team and scholarship finalists.
Here is a look at Hill’s and Schroer’s career accomplishments:
ANDERS HILL | Senior | Boulder, Colo. | Major: Political Science
Two-time Academic All-Ivy League selection … Second Team All-Ivy League selection in 2017 … One of 37 national semifinalists for the Bill Campbell Trophy … Set school record for season completion percentage (63.4 percent) … Concluded career by starting 18 consecutive games and guiding Columbia to an 11-7 overall record, the best record for a Lions starting quarterback in over 70 years … Led Lions to an 8-2 overall, 5-2 Ivy League record and
CHRIS SCHROER | Senior | Cincinnati, Ohio | Major: Sociology
Became just the 11th football player and 34th all-time student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as he was named to the second team in 2017 … Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree (2016 and 2017) … Ranked No. 7 in the Ivy League and led Columbia in rushing yardage with 638 yards on 137 carries and one touchdown (long of 40 yards) … Ranked fifth on Lions in receiving with 18 catches for 162 yards and a TD (9.0 yards per catch) … Ranked No. 2 on the squad in all-purpose yardage … Tallied two 100-yard rushing games, the only Columbia player to rush for over 100 yards in a game on the year … Emerged at the tail end of the 2017 season as he rushed for 398 yards on 74 carries (5.3 average) and totaled back-to-back 100-yard rushing games (183 at Cornell and 125 vs. Harvard) over season’s last three games … Over
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