TACOMA, Washington – Puget Sound junior quarterback Hans Fortune has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Tuesday. Fortune is on the Academic All-American Second Team, and he is one of two quarterbacks in the nation to earn an Academic All-American nod.
CoSIDA release (PDF)
Fortune led the 2015 Loggers to a 6-3 record and third-place finish in the Northwest Conference during a record-setting season. The Kenmore, Washington native set single-season Puget Sound records for passing yards (2,878) and total yards (2,833). Fortune ranked seventh in the country with 319.8 passing yards per game, and his 25 passing touchdowns topped the NWC.
In early November, Fortune was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, which qualified him for the Academic All-American selection. Fortune has a 3.88 GPA while studying economics, and he's a member of the All-Northwest Conference Second Team.
"Hans epitomizes what a Division-III student-athlete should strive for," said Puget Sound head coach Jeff Thomas. "His academic work has always been spectacular, he's involved on campus with his fraternity, and he helps out in the community with his football teammates. To top if off, Hans has his named etched at the top of the Puget Sound football record books. We are very fortunate to have him for one more year."
Fortune is the first Puget Sound football student-athlete to earn Academic All-American since Taylor Firman in 2010.
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