A Page -- July 11, 2012

Antonio Tate

Three Mount Union Football Players Named D3Football.com Preseason All-Americans

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Mount Union seniors in safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood), offensive lineman Antonio Tate (Cleveland/Villa Angela-St. Joseph) and defensive end Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) all have been named preseason All-Americans by D3Football.com.

Driskill and Tate were first team picks while Dieuseul was on the second team.

Driskill was the D3Football.com National Defensive Player of the Year and All-American, Ohio Athletic Conference Lee Tressel Defensive Back of the Year in 2011, AP Little All-America, AFCA All-American. He had a team-high 113 tackles, 17 of those for loss, along with 6.5 sacks, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.

Tate was an All-American and won the Ken Wable Award as the OAC's best offensive lineman as he started all 15 games on the offensive line a season ago.

Dieuseul, an All-American in 2011 who won the Paul Hornemann Award as the OAC's top defensive lineman of the year, had 78 stops with a team-best 20.5 tackles for loss including 10.5 sacks.

The Purple Raiders enter the 2012 season winners of 20 consecutive OAC championships dating back to 1992. Mount Union has played in each of the last seven Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowls (NCAA Division III National title game) and the Raiders have a record 10 NCAA Division III National Championships. This coming season also marks Larry Kehres' 27th as head coach at Mount Union and he enters the campaign with a 317-24-3 (.925) record.

The 2012 season starts on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1:30 pm with a game at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana.

Fowler, Maleski and Scott Named to 2011-12 NABC Honors Court

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three members of the Case Western Reserve University men's basketball team were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes collegiate student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.

All three Spartan selections are rising seniors in forward Austin Fowler (Farmington Hills, Mich./Birmingham Brother Rice) and guardsRobert Scott (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) and Tim Maleski (Franklin, Pa./Franklin).

(L-R): Robert Scott, Austin Fowler and Tim Maleski each land a spot on the 2011-12 NABC Honors Court.

A biology major, Fowler ranked second in the University Athletic Association in scoring this past season. A two-time All-UAA honoree, Fowler was also tabbed to the D3Hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region team with season averages of 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Through 50 career games and 49 starts for the Spartans, Fowler has totaled 810 points and 353 rebounds. During his first season in 2010-11, he was named to the NABC All-District Team.

Scott, a management major, averaged 5.0 ppg as a junior while leading the team and ranking fourth in the UAA with a .481 three-point shooting percentage.

Maleski, a chemical engineering major, played in 14 games and was tabbed UAA All-Academic for a second-straight season.

To qualify for the NABC Honors Court, players must be a junior or senior academically, possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20, and have matriculated at least one year at their NCAA Division I, II, or III, or NAIA institution.