GREENVILLE, S.C -- Furman football senior Andy Schumpert has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 4 Team, it was announced on Thursday.
Schumpert, a 6-foot-5, 202-pound tight end, will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-Ameria Team ballot, with first and second team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in December. District 4 comprises the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
The Brentwood, Tenn., product has fashioned a solid 2017 season, catching 21 passes for 419 yards and a team leading seven touchdowns. He has played a key role in Furman's current seven-game winning streak, hauling in six touchdowns over that span, including a pair of scoring grabs covering 30 and 32 yards in a 56-35 win over East Tennessee State, which helped net him SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week honors.
He was on the receiving end of a career long 71-yard touchdown catch against N.C. State, part of a four-reception, 107-yard performance against the Wolfpack, and also has recorded touchdown receptions against Chattanooga, VMI, Mercer, and Western Carolina — all Paladin victories.
A three-time SoCon Academic Honor Roll selection and recipient of the 2017 Lawrence Kessler Award for Excellence in Accounting, Schumpert boasts a 3.77 grade point average.
Furman has produced 15 Academic All-Americans in football over the years - more than any other Southern Conference or state school.
The Paladins (7-3, 6-1 SoCon), ranked 20th in the latest STATS FCS Top 25 Poll, play at 17th-ranked Samford (7-3, 5-2 SoCon) on Saturday with a chance to claim a share of the 2017 SoCon championship and at-large bid to the 24-team FCS playoffs, which get underway next week.
Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information