Dec. 8, 1998
Bob Zacher Named GTE Academic All-American
News Release: For Immediate Release
From Jerry Pyle, SID, Concordia Moorhead
MOORHEAD, MN - Dec. 8, 1998 -
Concordia senior Bob Zacher has been named to the second team of the prestigious College Division GTE Academic All-America Football squad. Zacher, a senior from Alexandria (Minn.), was a three year starter at center for the Cobbers and was one of four Cobbers to earn First Team All-MIAC honors in 1998. Zacher has maintained a 3.75 G.P.A. with a double major in Math and Physics.
Earlier this year he was named a Division III College Football Scholar Athlete of the Week by the Burger King Corporation. In addition to his academic and athletic endeavors, Zacher is also a volunteer, tutoring math and participating in a summer fitness program working with children in Alexandria.
The GTE Academic All-America award program recognizes academic and athletic excellence. To be eligible for nomination, a player must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) and be at least a sophomore. Players are nominated for the award by their school's sports information director and selected by the voting members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). The College Division football team is selected from a field of student-athletes representing all NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA institutions in the United States and Canada.
Zacher was one of four MIAC athletes to earn the Academic All America
honor. Other MIAC honorees were Scott Hvistendahl of Augsburg, Eric
Serbus of St. John's, and Dan Duncan of Gustavus.
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