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 was selected as a national finalist for the 17th annual FCS ADA $5,000 Postgraduate Scholarship.


Hill and Schroer were among 49 All Star team members selected from 115 total nominations. Ivy League schools were represented by eight student-athletes, the second-most honorees among any conference. To view the complete list of winners, click here


Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.


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 second place finish in the Ivy League, the program’s best season in 21 years (since 1996) … Completed 206 of 325 passes (63.4 percent) for 2,407 yards and 16 touchdowns with only 10 interceptions … Led Lions in total offense with 2,550 yards and rushed for 143 yards on 118 carries and three touchdowns … Responsible for 19 of Columbia’s 31 touchdowns (61.3 percent) on year … Ranked among FCS statistical leaders in a variety of categories: No. 17 in completion percentage (63.4), No. 17 in completions per game (20.6), No. 23 in passing yards per game (240.7), No. 26 in total offense (255.0) and ranked among Ivy League leaders in: passing yardage per game (No. 2, 240.7) and passing efficiency (No. 5, 135.7) … Registered two 300-plus yard passing games, five 200-yard games, seven contests of 20 or more completions and four multi-touchdown passing games … Team co-captain … In four-year career, completed 399 of 645 passes for 4,612 yards, 27 touchdowns, 22 interceptions and rushed for 565 yards on 299 carries and six touchdowns.


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 four-year career, rushed for 920 yards on 217 carries with two touchdowns and caught 33 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown.


ABOUT THE FCS ADA: Now in its 24th year, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance Football Championship Subdivision football. For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit The FCS ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit