Kollin Kahler named to FCS ADA All-Star Team
Jan. 3, 2013
BEAUMONT - Lamar University junior punter Kollin Kahler was one of 54 student-athletes named to the 15th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team presented by KP Sports, announced by the FCS ADA today.
"The FCS ADA is pleased to honor the accomplishments of our football student-athletes each year with our Academic All-Star Team," said FCS ADA President Ron Strollo, director of athletics at Youngstown State University. "The accolades of these young men both in the classroom and on the field epitomize the definition of student-athlete and our Association looks forward to recognizing their accomplishments annually."
Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.
A former standout at Waco High School, Kahler is maintaining a 3.90 grade point average. Kahler is in his third season as the Cardinals' starting punter and his 40.8 yards per punt average is the best career mark in school history. Kahler averaged 41.5 yards per punt this season with a Southland Conference best 18 punts inside the 20-yard line.
An honorable mention all-conference performer in 2011, Kahler was named to the 2012 Academic All-District 7 First-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a sophomore, Kahler boomed a 72-yard punt at Southeastern Louisiana to establish his career long and tie for the third longest punt in Lamar history.
Kahler was one of three Southland Conference performers named to the team. Kicker John Shaughnessy of Northwestern State and tight end T.J. Jones of Sam Houston State were also recognized. Shaughnessy was also an academic all-district performer.