ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' football team had three players named to the Division III academic all-district VIII team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Senior strong safety Matthew Hawkins, junior offensive tackle Patrick Riley and sophomore safety Blake Johnston were named to the teams, which encompasses Division III schools from California, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
Players are nominated by their school and the teams are voted on taking academic and athletic honors into consideration. The members on the all-district teams will advance to the national ballot to be voted on for all-American honors.
Hawkins has a 3.77 grade point average as an Economics and Finance major. Riley is a biology major with a 3.79 GPA and Johnston is a business major with a 3.71 GPA.
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