Dec. 10, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State senior free safety Chris Hope was announced Monday as a first team Academic All-American. Hope, who was a first team selection as a junior last year, has a 3.71 gpa and a double major in communications and sociology.
“My academics are as important to me as the success on the football field,” said Hope who was traveling to New York on Monday to receive a $15,000 postgraduate scholarship given by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. “I am pleased with this honor and I am even more pleased with my college degree. Football will not be there forever, but your education will.”
Hope was named first team All-ACC last week and has started 24 consecutive games for the Seminoles at free safety.
2001 VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA? FOOTBALL TEAM (University Division)
First Team Offense
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA/Major QB Joey Harrington Oregon Sr. Portland, Ore. 3.23/Business Administration RB Thomas Hammock Northern Illinois Jr. Fort Wayne, Ind. 3.26/Marketing RB Ryan Johnson* Montana St. Jr. Fort Collins, Colo. 4.00/Pre-Physical Therapy WR Andre Davis Virginia Tech Sr. Niskayuna, N.Y. 3.28/Res. Property Mgmt./Mkting. WR Rob Turner Central Michigan Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 3.91/Business TE Tracey Wistrom Nebraska Sr. Webb City, Mo. 3.30/Mathematics OL Brian Hallett Kent St. Sr. Norton, Ohio 3.76/Industrial Technology OL Seth McKinney Texas A&M Gr. Austin, Texas 3.73/ Management Information Systems OL Ryan Schmid Oregon Sr. Lake Oswego, Ore. 3.95/Business Administration OL Jon Stinchcomb Georgia Jr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.72/Microbiology OL Kyle Young Clemson Gr. Clemson, S.C. 3.97/Secondary Education PK Todd France Toledo Sr. Maumee, Ohio 3.96/Mechanical Engineering
First Team Defense
DL Ryan Denney Brigham Young Sr. Thornton, Colo. 3.61/Finance DL Aaron Kampman Iowa Sr. Kelsey, Iowa 3.50/Elementary Education DL Drew McLaughlin Tulsa Sr. Midwest City, Okla. 3.60/Accounting DL Brandon Perdue Army Sr. Marietta, Ga. 3.66/Mechanical Engineering LB Chad Carson Clemson Sr. Newnan, Ga. 3.93/Biological Sciences LB Mark Kasmer Dayton Jr. Brecksville, Ohio 3.91/Computer Engineering LB Adam Waugh Illinois St. Sr. Libertyville, Ill. 4.00/Political Science DB Chris Hope Florida St. Sr. Rock Hill, S.C. 3.71/Communication/Sociology DB Vince Huntsberger Montana Sr. Libby, Mont. 3.87/Biology/Pre-Medicine DB Jon McGraw Kansas St. Sr. Manhattan, Kan. 3.69/Finance DB Marty McNamara Dayton Sr. Bay Village, Ohio 3.70/Finance/Accounting P Dan Dyke Georgia Tech Jr. Winter Springs, Fla. 3.88/Electrical Engineering
Second Team Offense
QB Eli Manning Mississippi So. New Orleans, La. 3.54/Business and Marketing RB Cameron Atkinson Princeton Jr. Mantua, N.J. 3.30/Chemistry RB Josh Staph Harvard Sr. Cleveland, Ohio 3.26/Economics WR Billy Brown Yale Sr. East Cleveland, Ohio 3.40/Economics WR Bryce Lee William & Mary Sr. Virginia Beach, Va. 3.66/Business Administration TE Stewart Kupfer Lafayette Sr. Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 3.36/Business & Economics OL Cory Annett Eastern Michigan Sr. Fort Erie, Canada 3.81/Sports Medicine OL Eric Damko Northern Arizona Sr. Temecula, Calif. 3.79/Marketing OL Andy Eby Kansas St. Sr. Olathe, Kan. 3.43/Construction Science OL Rodney Reed LSU So. West Monroe, La. 3.90/Accounting OL Chris Tuminello Toledo Jr. Boardman, Ohio 3.89/Civil Engineering PK Travis Dorsch Purdue Sr. Bozeman, Mont. 3.81/Psychology
Second Team Defense
DL Andy Bentley Dayton Jr. Marion, Ohio 3.51 /Secondary Education/Mathematics DL Jordan Carstens Iowa St. So. Bagley, Iowa 3.52/Agricultural Business DL William Overstreet Tennessee Sr. Jackson, Miss. 3.46/Finance DL Ciche Pitcher Montana So. Anaconda, Mont. 3.64/Business Administration LB Eric Pauly Colorado St. So. Conway Springs, 3.87/Information Systems LB Travis Stephens The Citadel Sr. Greer, S.C. 3.47/Business Administration LB Josh Thornhill Michigan St. Sr. Lansing, Mich. 3.53/Kinesiology DB Nick Bamber Valparaiso Sr. South Bend, Ind. 3.81/Sports Management DB Brian Davis Morehead St. Sr. Lavalette, Ohio 3.60/Physics/Pre-Engineering DB Ricot Joseph Central Florida Sr. Lake Worth, Fla. 3.52 /Physical Education/Criminal Justice DB Hadley Prince McNeese St. Jr. Sulphur, La. 3.53/Agriculture Science P Brian Simnjanovski San Diego St. Jr. Escondido, Calif. 3.53/Liberal Studies
* Verizon Academic All-America? Team Member of the Year - University Division