January 3, 2012

Zarkoskie Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Football Team

CLEVELAND – University of New Hampshire junior offensive lineman Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was tabbed to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team on Tuesday.

Zarkoskie, who played in 11 games and served as UNH's starting left guard this past season, boasts a cumulative 3.54 grade point average as a psychology major. He previously earned a berth on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District ® Football Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

During the 2010-11 academic year, Zarkoskie garnered the CAA Academic Award, was named to the CAA Academic All-Conference Team and was nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team ®, which recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation.

The 6-foot-1, 288-pound lineman volunteers his time to welcome members of the U.S. Armed Forces back from service overseas and to bid them well upon deployment as a member of the "Pease Greeters" at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, N.H. 

For more information on the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team, visit www.fcsada.com. For more information on UNH football, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

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