Wilmington College senior defensive end David Henry continues to be honored for his impressive work in the classroom.
Henry, a Wilmington High School graduate, has been named first team 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District VII. The team was selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
“David Henry is a great representative of the ideal student-athlete,” said Wilmington head coach Stacey Hairston. “He has always understood the importance of focusing on your classwork while playing the sport that you love. David is a great leader for our players and he leads by example. It is a great honor to be selected to the first team Academic All-District Team for the second year in a row. He has earned it by his dedication and commitment to his studies. I am proud of how he represents Wilmington College in the brightest of lights. I am hopeful some of our younger players will be following in his footsteps. There are not enough words to express the total impact that he has made to our football program, Wilmington College and the community.”
He is the first two-time winner since Hall of Famer Nick Nicastro earned the honor in 1999 and 2001.
Henry, a 2015 first team CoSIDA Academic All-American, moves to the national ballot. The national team will be announced Nov. 29.
The senior finished the year with 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks after suffering a season-ending injury in week 5.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.
Wilmington Director of Athletic Communications Jayson Ameer Rasheed has served on CoSIDA’s Academic All-America national committee since 2009.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, visit www.cosida.com.