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Kornowski, Staehling Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, November 16, 2017 | Football
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE -- St. Norbert College linebacker Ben Kornowski and wide receiver Samuel Staehling have been named to the first team of the 2017 NCAA Division III Academic All-District VI football team as sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Kornowski, a senior from Green Bay and a Preble High School graduate, holds a 3.78 grade point average in business administration. Kornowski is a first-team All-Midwest Conference selection after being a second-team honoree in 2014 and 2016. Kornowski finished the season with 44 tackles including 13 tackles-for-loss, 2 1/2 quarterback sacks, four passes defended and one interception. He is also the football team's representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, is a team captain and Dean's List student.

Staehling, a sophomore from Plymouth and a Plymouth High School graduate, owns a 4.00 grade point average in biology (pre-med). Staehling was a first-team All-Midwest Conference honoree this season after being named the MWC Offensive Newcomer of the Year and a second-team All-MWC choice in 2016. Staehling caught a St. Norbert-record 16 touchdown passes this season, with 41 receptions overall for 916 yards -- an average of 22.3 yards per catch.

As a first-team All-District selections, Kornowski and Staehling advance to the ballot for Academic All-America consideration. The Academic All-America Team is scheduled to be announced December 13.

To be eligible for national or regional selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 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. The Academic All-America team is selected after All-District teams are picked from eight geographic regions nationally.