February 4, 2011

Football Places Nine Players on CAA Academic All-Conference Team

RICHMOND, Va. – Nine members of the University of New Hampshire football team were named to the CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team on Friday. The team is comprised of starters or important reserves with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) over their academic careers.

The nine student-athletes honored are Kyle Auffray (Cornwall, N.Y.), Chris Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.), A.J. DeLago (Menands, N.Y.), Chris Jeannot (Moon Township, Pa.), Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.), Walter McCarthy (Warwick, R.I.), Mark Petercuskie (Holliston, Mass.), Rod Walker (Portsmouth, N.H.) and Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.).
 
Auffray, a senior, compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.39 as a kinesiology: sport studies major. The tight end made four receptions, including a touchdown, for 34 yards and punted 71 times for 2,679 yards, an average of 37.7 yards per punt.
 
Chandler, a senior economics and earth science major with an aggregate 3.11 GPA, registered 12 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown.
 
DeLago, a sophomore biology major, has amassed a 3.03 GPA while connecting successfully on all four field goal attempts this season, with a long of 30 yards. He also tacked on 10 of 12 PATs.
 
Jeannot, a junior with a 3.8 cumulative GPA as a kinesiology: exercise science major, hauled in 24 catches for 205 yards and a touchdown, averaging 41 yards receiving per game in an injury-plagued campaign that limited him to five contests.
 
MacArthur, the only true freshman to see action for the Wildcats in 2010, is a nutrition major who boasts a 3.39 GPA. The kicker connected on 10 of 13 field goals, with a long of 47 yards, and was a perfect 24 of 24 on extra points.
 
McCarthy, a sophomore history major with a 3.19 GPA, started four games at offensive tackle.
 
Petercuskie, a junior sociology and justice studies major, sports a 3.08 GPA while serving as UNH's primary long snapper and reserve linebacker, where he totaled 17 tackles, 12 of the solo variety.
 
Walker, a junior economics major with a 3.05 GPA, saw action in all 13 games on special teams and in the defensive backfield, racking up 17 tackles, including 11 solo stops.
 
Zarkoskie, a sophomore who started all 13 games at center, has amassed a 3.51 GPA while majoring in psychology.
 
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