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BETHANY’S POTTER VOTED SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT
Nov. 4 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany junior Cory Potter (Akron, Ohio/Green) has earned ESPN Second Team Academic All-District II Football team honors, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All Division II, III and NAIA institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia make up District II.
Potter is in his third season as a starter on the Bethany offensive line. He is a key part to BC’s 4-4 start this year by starting all eight games at center. With the 6-1, 275-pound junior anchoring the line, Bethany is ranked second in the PAC in rushing offense with 196.8 yards per game. Potter and his line mates were selected for the D3Football.com Team of the Week following a 31-29 victory at King’s Sept. 11 after they plowed the way for 387 rushing yards.
Last season, Potter earned Second Team All-PAC after the Bison were ranked second in the PAC in fewest sacks allowed.
Off the field, Potter has a 3.30 GPA as an English-Education major. He is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society and was the 2009 recipient of Pendelton Award for Outstanding Sophomore English major. Potter, who was chosen as the PAC SAAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September, also volunteers at a battered women’s shelter in Akron and Clay Crafters of Akron, while also participating in the SAAC All-Campus Clean-Up for two years.
“Cory is a great example of what kind of person we want in our program,” said Bethany head coach Tim Weaver. “He's gotten better as a player every year he's been here. He's developed into a leader on our team and done an outstanding job in the classroom. Cory has been named an all-conference player as a sophomore, Bethany's outstanding sophomore English student last spring, and now ESPN Academic All-District as junior. We're really proud of his accomplishments.”
Cory is the son of Kathy & Fred Bean of Akron, Ohio.