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