Dec. 2, 2005
Florida State sixth-year senior center David Castillo has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). He is one of just two players from the ACC to be honored. Duke defensive lineman Eli Nichols was also recognized.
Castillo 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.
To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
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