’Hawks football gets smart

FLC gets six on academic team

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Fort Lewis receiver Doyle Bode was joined by five other Skyhawks on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald file photo Fort Lewis receiver Doyle Bode was joined by five other Skyhawks on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

The Fort Lewis College football team has been getting the job done in the classroom, landing six players on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team on Monday, including three on the first team.

Receiver Doyle Bode, linebacker Phil Odell and offensive lineman Evan Wagstrom earned first-team honors for the Skyhawks, with receiver Aaron Holt earning a second-team nod. Offensive linemen Taylor Suta and Brent Baker were honor roll selections.

“To balance athletics with academics while performing at a high level is a very difficult thing to accomplish,” FLC head coach Cesar Rivas-Sandoval said in a news release. “We look forward to having our list of academic all-conference performers grow each and every year.”

Bode, a junior, has a 3.59 grade-point average as an exercise science-sport administration major. He was the RMAC’s top vote-getter among wide receivers for all-academic honors. To date, he’s caught 37 passes for 432 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the field this season.

Odell, a senior, has a 3.48 GPA in business administration-management, and it’s his third consecutive selection as a first-team all-academic member. He’s currently ninth in the RMAC with 52 total tackles.

Wagstrom, a junior, has a 3.88 GPA in European history and was a second-team choice in 2011.

Holt has a 3.79 GPA in history-secondary education with a minor in coaching and was an honor roll selection in 2011 as a sophomore. The junior has five catches for 35 yards this season.

Baker carries a 3.46 GPA in business administration-international business and a pre-law minor. It’s the junior’s third consecutive honor roll selection.

Suta, a redshirt freshman, has a 3.38 GPA in political science.

To qualify for the list, players must carry a 3.30 GPA or higher, be a starter or reserve and must have finished two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters at their present institution.

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