CLARION, Pa. – Clarion University seniors Jacob Craig and Kevin Genevro were recognized for their outstanding work both in the classroom and on the field on Thursday, as both were named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 team by a vote of college sports information directors.
They will now progress to the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America Recognition.
“This is a great recognition for our student-athletes, and two individuals that show their dedication both on and off the field,” head coach Chris Weibel, an East Brady native, said. “They’re everything we look for when we recruit to Clarion, and I’m hopeful more is coming their ways.”
Both Craig and Genevro, an Elk County Catholic graduate, boast 4.00 GPA’s and are key contributors at their respective positions. Genevro, pursuing a degree in Business, has been the Golden Eagles’ leading receiver in 2016. He has 47 catches for 783 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns that is currently tied for second in the PSAC. His average of 16.7 yards per catch is third-highest among all players in the league with at least 47 catches. Craig, an Education major, leads the Golden Eagles with an average of 8.1 tackles per game and also has a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and five pass break-ups. Since returning from injury three weeks ago, he is averaging 12.0 tackles per game.