2 UMHB football players earn academic honors
Monday, 19 November 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football players Josh Holt and Elijah Hudson have been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District VIII Team released by CoSIDA today. This is the first Academic All-District honor for both players and they now move on to the Academic All-American ballot.
Holt is a junior offensive lineman and exercise and sport science major from Lorena High School. He has been one of the top reserve offensive linemen for the Cru and has helped clear the way for a UMHB rushing attack that averages 300 yards per game.
Hudson is a junior running back and pre-physical therapy major from Albany High School. He has rushed for 472 yards and seven touchdowns on the year and also has 15 receptions for 207 yards and another score.
The Division III District VII is made up of schools from 21 states and Canada. The Capital One Academic All-District team is voted on by sports information directors from the district and the All-American team will be selected by a nationwide vote of SID's. To be eligible for the Academic All-District and All-American Teams, a player must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry at least a 3.30 GPA.
The Cru is currently 9-0 overall and 6-0 in American Southwest Conference play on the season. UMHB will close out the 2012 regular season with a 1:00 PM home kickoff against Mississippi College this Saturday at Tiger Field.
Jones earns ASC honors
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football player Javicz Jones has been named American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Cru's 59-0 victory over Mississippi College last Saturday. It is the fourth ASC Player of the Week honor for Jones this season.
Jones, a senior linebacker from Katy Morton Ranch High School, posted 12 total tackles, one tackle for loss, added an interception and returned a blocked field goal 77 yards for a touchdown. He led a Cru defense that held the Choctaws to 272 yards of total offense and posted its first shutout since the 2009 season. Jones now has four touchdown returns on the season and tied the school single-season record with his sixth pick of the year.