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BETHANY’S STEFANIZZI EARNS SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Nov. 6 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany junior Tim Stefanizzi (Brave, Pa./Waynesburg Central) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II Football team, 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.

Stefanizzi is in his third year as a defensive lineman for the Bison program. He has played in seven games this season and has seven tackles to his credit, including three solos. His stop in the Grove City contest went for a one-yard loss and he was in on three hits against Westminster.

Academically, Stefanizzi has better then a 3.55 GPA as a forensic chemistry major. He’s made the Dean’s List three semesters and earned PAC Academic Honor Roll honors once.

“Tim has come as far as anyone in the program for us,” said Bison head coach Tim Weaver. “As a freshman, we wondered if he would ever be able to contribute, but he has worked hard every day and is now a valuable contributor on the defensive line for us. Academically, Tim uses that same strong work ethic in the classroom as he does on the field to maintain one of the highest GPAs on the team.”

Tim is the son of Amy Beatty and John Stefanizzi of Brave, Pa.