TOWSON, Md. – Lindsey Wilson College football student-athlete Matt Powers earned 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Football Team honors at the wide receiver, officials announced Monday.
Powers was also selected to the Academic All‐District ® First-teams in 2012 and 2013 - this is his first selection to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Football Team honor and the first-ever Capital One Academic All-America® for Lindsey Wilson football.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® football team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
Powers, a psychophysiology major with a 3.75 G.P.A., caught 32 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2013 football season. Powers season-high in receiving yards came on September 28 against Faulkner (Ala.) when he made five receptions for 115 yards. Powers caught two touchdowns on September 14 against Kentucky Wesleyan.
Over his four-year career at Lindsey Wilson, Powers ranks first in receiving yards in a game with 169 yards against Pikeville (Ky.) on October 9, 2010 and receptions in a game with 12 against Campbellsville on October 13, 2012.
For a season, Powers holds or is tied for the Lindsey Wilson record for most receiving yards (676), yards per reception (21.1), yards per game (68.7), receiving touchdowns (9) and 100-yard receiving games (2).
Powers is the Blue Raiders all-time career leader in receiving yards (2,317), receptions (144), receiving touchdowns (23), 100-yard receiving games (7) and yards per game (62.6).
Powers is the only student-athlete from the Mid-South Conference represented on the Capital One Academic All-America® team this season.
Lamont Wims of Robert Morris (Ill.) was named Capital One College Division Academic All-America® of the Year for his contributions on and off the field.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, 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 standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.