It was announced earlier today that junior offensive lineman Christian Godina (Glendale, AZ) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America First Team for NCAA Division III football. He becomes the first University of Redlands football player to receive this honor since Brett Hutter in 2011.
As one of two honorees from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Godina joins Pomona-Pitzer Colleges' running back Aseal Birir as a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2017.
During Redlands' 7-2 season, Godina worked his way into the starting rotation for a team that racked up 4,456 yards of total offense to rank seventh in all of NCAA Division III. He helped the Bulldogs earn an impressive balance on offense with 243.9 rushing yards per game and 251.2 passing yards per game. This repeat Dean's List member also contributed to the scoring offense that ranked 13th in the nation at 41.0 points per game.
A likely three-time SCIAC All-Academic member, Godina boasts a near-perfect GPA, one that well exceeds the minimum requirement of 3.30 for the CoSIDA academic distinction Furthermore, this Redlands Scholar-Athlete looks forward to completing his degree in Biology in 2019.
For a complete list of the CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, please visit the organization's website.