White voted CoSIDA Academic All-District
WHEELING, W.Va. (June 10) - Wheeling University junior defensive back Rich White III (Cleveland, Ohio/Lakewood St. Edward's) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Super Region One Team announced the organization Thursday afternoon.
White is now eligible for consideration for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team - considered to be the most prestigious academic award in collegiate athletics - which will be announced next month.
White was an All-Mountain East Conference (MEC) Second Team selection and a team captain after helping the Cardinals go 2-2 this past spring. The Cleveland native was fourth in the MEC in 2019 with 58 solo tackles and slotted 14th in the league with a team-best 7.4 tackles per game. White was also second in the MEC in 2019 with 15 passes defended (interceptions+break ups).
In the classroom, White is a business management major with a 3.62 GPA at Wheeling and was also a member of the recently announced MEC Academic All-Conference Team. To qualify for the academic all-district honors, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution. Nominees must also have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. For this year only, cumulative career statistics were considered since not every institution participated in games during the past academic year.
White was one of six Super Region One selections from the MEC. Super Region One in made up of the schools in the MEC, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Northeast-10 and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District teams include student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.