Tiffin, Ohio – November 4, 2010 – Helping to bring out the student in student-athlete is right tackle Derrick Arbogast (Tiffin, Ohio / Calvert) and defensive end Andy Lovins (Clinton Township, Mich. / Lake Shore) of the Heidelberg University football team. For their efforts, the duo has earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV College Division recognition. Arbogast was named to the first team, while Lovins was tabbed a second team honoree.
Joining Heidelberg as a member of District IV are institutions from NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools located in the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. To be nominated for the all-district team the student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point and in at least their sophomore year at the institution and be a starter or key reserve. The all-district teams are voted on by sports information directors that are members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
By virtue of his nod on the all-district first team, Arbogast will now be up for ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American honors. He will join the first team recipients from seven other districts.
Arobogast’s first team nod joins his spot on the second team from a season ago. He boasts a 3.85 grade point average as an education major. He is a three-year starter on the line and has played an integral part in setting numerous individual and team records over the course of his career. In 2010, the Berg offense has set four individual game records, three individual career records and two individual single season records. Prior to the season, Arbogast was named as a finalist for the AFCA Good Works Team which recognizes student-athletes for their positive influences on others and their volunteerism.
Picking up his first collegiate honor is Lovins. A criminal justice major, Lovins owns a 3.9 gpa. The sophomore defensive end has emerged into a pivotal player on the defensive line and has put together some of his best games during a two-game winning streak by Heidelberg. Over the course of the last two weeks, Lovins has produced back-to-back outings with a career-best 2.5 sacks. He currently leads the team with 6.5 sacks for 50 yards. During the Berg’s two-game winning streak, Lovins, and the entire defensive line, held its opponents to under 60 yards rushing in both victories.
Heidelberg, under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Mike Hallett, stands at 4-4 overall and are 3-4 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Berg entertains John Carroll University on Saturday. Kick off is set for 1:30 p.m. at Mayer Field.