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 Sept. 16 - WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College junior Cory Potter (Akron, Ohio/Green) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September.

Potter was honored along with Westminster’s Emily Dolsak by the conference and the committee. Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved in their campus community.

Now in his third season as a starter on the offensive line for the Bison football team, Potter started all 10 games last year and helped Bethany rank second in the PAC in fewest sacks allowed (16), which helped him earn Second Team All-PAC.

This year, he has started the first two games at center and helped lead the way for BC to churn out 387 rushing yards in a 31-29 victory at King’s on Sept. 11 in the PAC-MAC Challenge, which helped him earn a spot on the National Team of the Week along with the rest of the Bison starting offensive line. So far in 2010, Bethany is ranked second in the PAC with 239.5 rushing yards per game.

Off the gridiron, Potter is an English major with a 3.3 GPA. He has participated in Bethany’s SAAC All-Campus Clean-Up each of the last two years.

"We’re very proud of Cory and what he’s done here as a player and as a student and campus leader," said Bethany head coach Tim Weaver. "He was named the outstanding sophomore English student at Bethany last year and was also an All-PAC performer. He balances his academic and football responsibilities very well and is a good example for our young  players.

Cory is the son of Kathy and Fred Bean of Akron, Ohio.