Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baker University’s Logan Brettell Named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – Baker University junior quarterback topped the 2016 Academic All-America College Division Football Team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as he was named the 2016 Academic All-American of the Year, announced on Monday.

Brettell becomes just the sixth athlete in Baker history to be named an Academic All-American and the first-ever to be awarded the Academic All-American of the Year.

He joins the elite list of Wildcats that includes Jordan Dolbin (2012, Women’s Soccer), Josh Rydberg (2012, Men’s Soccer), Katie Thurbon (2013, Women’s Track & Field), Aaron Caldwell (2013, Men’s Track & Field) and Lindsey Mateer (2016 Women’s Golf).

 The 2016 Heart South Offensive Player of the Year has produced a 3.82 cumulative GPA at Baker and is part of the Academic All-America College Division football team that spotlights student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.

The Overland Park, Kansas native has turned in one the best offensive seasons in Baker history, leading the Wildcats to a perfect 13-0 record and the number 2 ranked Wildcats will next compete this Saturday, Dec. 3 in the NAIA-FCS Semifinals against number 9 Eastern Oregon at 1:06 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

This marks the first Baker football team to compete in the national semifinals since 1993. The game will be broadcast worldwide on ESPN 3, the Watch ESPN App and locally on KSMO-TV.

“Logan is the epitome of a college student-athlete,” said Baker head coach Mike Grossner. “His dedication to the classroom and football field are superior! He will not leave the practice field until he has mastered his craft for the day.

He has all the great leadership qualities that allow him to excel as our field general. His film study and classroom study are second to none; and he demands perfection or close to it from his peers. We are proud of him and all he has accomplished!"

Brettell leads the nation in passing yards this season with 4,404 and total yards with 4,678, both are school records.

His 45 passing touchdowns this season are also a school record and his 5,876 career yards passing are third most in program history.

He now has 56 passing touchdowns in his career, just four shy of tying the school record held by former Baker quarterback and current QB coach Jake Morse who had 60 in his outstanding BU career.

He has also run for a career-high 274 yards this season and six touchdowns. The BU offense ranks number 2 in total scoring with 653 points, averaging 50.2 points per game.

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