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Herd’s Frohnapfel, Mendelson named C-USA All-Academic

Staff Report

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Two Marshall football starters — tight end Eric Frohnapfel and left tackle Trevor Mendelson — were named Thursday to the 2014 Conference USA All-Academic Team.

Frohnapfel and Mendelson are graduate students playing their senior seasons of athletic eligibility.

Frohnapfel, of Stafford, Va., owns a 4.0 grade point average in his MBA. Mendelson, of Dublin, Ohio, has a 3.8 GPA in his MBA. Both previously gained their undergraduate degrees in finance — Mendelson in December 2013 and Frohnapfel in May 2014.

Frohnapfel is No. 2 among the Herd in pass receptions with 33, for 389 yards and five touchdowns. Mendelson has emerged as the starting left tackle on a veteran Marshall line that has paved the way for the No. 2-ranked total offense in major-college football (574.6 yards per game).

Rice led the C-USA All-Academic selections with three, while Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss had two apiece.

Frohnapfel and Mendelson are two of the three graduate students on the honor squad. Ten of the 13 C-USA football schools had players on the team.

The 2014 C-USA All-Academic Team

NAME POS. SCHOOL YEAR GPA MAJOR

Eric Frohnapfel TE Marshall Gr. 4.0 MBA

Trevor Mendelson OL Marshall Gr. 3.8 MBA

Xavier Woods DB Louisiana Tech So. 3.78 General Studies

Jordan Parker RB Middle Tenn. Jr. 3.63 Liberal Studies

Cyril Lemon OL North Texas Sr. 3.42 Kinesiology

Tyler Compton OL Old Dominion So. 3.97 Mathematics

Josh Mann OL Old Dominion Sr. 3.44 Mech. Engineering

James Farrimond P Rice Jr. 3.64 Economics

James Hairston PK Rice Gr. 4.0 MS Statistics

Brian Nordstrom DB Rice Jr. 3.63 Civ. Engineering

Corey Acosta PK Southern Miss Sr. 3.81 Biological Science

Cameron Tom OL Southern Miss So. 3.80 Business

Cody Clements QB UAB Jr. 3.35 Communications

Wesley Miller DB UTEP Sr. 3.94 Business/Economics

Nate Leonard OL UTSA Sr. 3.99 Physical Education