For the second time in his collegiate athletic career, Minot State’s Jordan Will has been named an Academic All-American.
Will, a senior defensive lineman for the Beaver football team, was named a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American today, the second time he’s earned the honor, though the first time for football as Will is a two-sport star student-athlete at Minot State.
This past summer Will also was named a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American in wrestling.
A 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive lineman who is a triple-major studying accounting, finance, and management, he has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA during his college career while being a starter in football and an NCAA national qualifier in wrestling.
This past season on the gridiron, Will started all 11 games for the Beavers and made 47 tackles which included 3.5 for a loss. During his Minot State football career, he totaled 132 tackles, 19.5 for a loss that included four quarterback sacks, and he recovered a fumble.
The Academic All-American honor is just one of many accolades Will, a graduate of Bishop Ryan High School in, has earned as in April he became was just the second Minot State student-athlete to earn the William Britton Scholar-Athlete for Academic Excellence Award from the NSIC, and he was named the NSIC Elite 18 Award winner in football in 2020.
The CoSIDA Academic All-American program honors student-athletes who maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA, or higher, in all of the collegiate work and who also are a starter or impact reserve on their team. Nominees are voted on at the district level, and first-team selection at the district level are placed on a national ballot and voted on once again.