November 10, 2005 - by
Castillo, Weatherford Earn Academic Honors

Nov. 10, 2005


Sixth-year senior center David Castillo and redshirt freshman quarterback Drew Weatherford have proven they are a good combination on the field and now they have shown it off the field as well. Both solid students, Castillo and Weatherford were voted to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III football first team for their respective positions.


Castillo, who also earned Academic All-District first team honors last season, maintains a 3.5 grade point average in dietetics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in December 2004 and is working towards a second bachelor’s degree. A 2005 National Football Foundation $18,000 postgraduate scholarship winner, Castillo is a finalist for the Draddy Trophy billed as the “Academic Heisman.” He has been a member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society since 2003 and has twice (2003 and 2004) been named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team. He has earned ACC Honor Roll status in each of his years at FSU and has been named to FSU’s Dean’s List seven times for achieving a 3.5 GPA or better.


Weatherford, who is a sophomore academically, holds a 3.361 grade point average in business. Named to the 2005 ACC Honor Roll, Weatherford has earned Dean’s List status in each of his two semesters at Florida State.


The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects Academic All-America® teams in 12 programs: football, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s track & field/cross country, women’s track & field/cross country, men’s at-large and women’s at-large. A first team, second team and third team are selected in both the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Division II, III and NAIA) Divisions. Football consists of just first and second teams.


The minimum GPA for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® program is 3.20. Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better. To be eligible, an athlete must have completed one full academic year at their school.


District 3 Winners


University Division


FIRST TEAM


Feely, Ryan – JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY – Punter


Weatherford, Drew – FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY – Quarterback


Roach, Kevin – EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY – Receiver


Banks, Gary – TROY UNIVERSITY – Receiver


Jennings, Greg Olsen – MIAMI, UNIVERSITY OF – Tight End


Hall, Patrick – COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY – Running Back


Hall, Reggie – ELON UNIVERSITY – Running Back


Golightly, Gerell – HAMPTON UNIVERSITY – Offensive Line


Magerko, Matt – JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY – Offensive Line


Castillo, David – FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY – Offensive Line


Wenger, Ed – FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY – Offensive Line


Degory, Mike – FLORIDA, UNIVERSITY OF – Offensive Line


Hoke, Josh – COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY – Kicker


Hamilton, Marcus – VIRGINIA, UNIVERSITY OF – Defensive Back


Anderson, Yeatts – DAVIDSON COLLEGE – Defensive Back


Ford, Brian – WOFFORD COLLEGE – Defensive Back


Rashad, Sha’reff – CENTRAL FLORIDA, UNIVERSITY OF (UCF) – Defensive Back


Justice, Doug – NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF – Linebacker


Smith, Josh – WOFFORD COLLEGE – Linebacker


Siler, Brandon – FLORIDA, UNIVERSITY OF – Linebacker


Nichols, Eli – DUKE UNIVERSITY – Defensive Line


Jetton, Mark – ELON UNIVERSITY – Defensive Line


Kinsell, Kyle – DAVIDSON COLLEGE – Defensive Line


Bethay, Katon – WOFFORD COLLEGE – Defensive Line

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