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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Basketball Jake Floyd

floyd named to academic all-america first team

Senior defensive lineman Jake Floyd of the Muhlenberg football team was selected to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America College Division first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Floyd is only the sixth Mule football player to earn first-team Academic All-America honors, and the first since Mike Hoffman in 1990. In fact, since Hoffman, only three other Muhlenberg athletes in any sport were first-team Academic All-Americans, the most recent being Jason Finkelstein in cross country/track and field in 2006.

A second-team selection last year, Floyd is the fifth Mule football player to be named to the Academic All-America team more than once.

A finance major and double minor in political science and entrepreneurial studies, Floyd is served as a team captain in 2009 and received All-Centennial Conference honorable mention. He led Muhlenberg in sacks (7) and tackles for loss (12), ranking third in the CC in both categories, while playing for a unit that ranks 15th in Division III in total defense, 21st in rushing defense and 25th in scoring defense.

Floyd was a key contributor on back-to-back CC championship teams that were ranked in the top 20 in Division III in 2007 and 2008. He was fifth in CC in tackles for loss in 2008.

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