West Long Branch, NJ -- Monmouth junior safety Andrew Sutton (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) has been named to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, officials announced recently.
"Andrew is very deserving of this recognition,” said MU Head Coach Kevin Callahan. “His commitment to excel academically as well as on the field is the essence of what our program stands for.”
Sutton, who owns a 3.85 cumulative grade point average, is a junior safety majoring in business administration. He started every game at safety for the Hawks, recording 29 tackles and two pass breakups. Sutton has 1.5 tackles for a loss, including a safety in a win over Bryant. He was also a Capitol One Academic All-District II First Team.
Sutton was one of three players from the Northeast Conference on the list. A total of 58 total players were selected to the team.
Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.
"Andrew joins an impressive list of Monmouth Hawks who have been honored with this award,” said Callahan.