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ATHENS, Ohio— The Ohio football team has seven student-athletes named to the 2022 Academic All-District® Football Teams, selected by College Sports Communicators and recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined accomplishments on the field and in the classroom .
The organization announced today (Nov. 22) that the redshirt’s junior offensive lineman will represent Ohio football Christopher AtkinsonGraduate student wide receiver James BostikRedshirt senior linebacker Bryce HoustonRedshirt junior quarterback Kurtis RourkeRed Shirt Junior Offensive Lineman Parker TitsworthRedshirt Junior Kicker Tristian Vandenberg and graduate student wide receiver Sam Wigluz.
Atkinson (Leesburg, Virginia) is studying exercise physiology and currently has a GPA of 3,570. He has played nine games so far this season and has helped the Bobcats offense have 17 rushing touchdowns and 25 passing touchdowns.
Bostic (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) is pursuing his Masters in Management and currently has a GPA of 3.708. He has started in all 11 games of the 2022 season and has five touchdowns in 598 yards on 35 receptions.
Houston (Lewis Center, Ohio) majors in finance and international business and earns a GPA of 3,576. The captain has started in all 11 games this season; He leads the team in sacks (4.5), quarterback rushes (6), and fumble recoveries (2). He is currently second on the team with a total of 58 tackles, 31 of which are solo.
Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is earning his bachelor’s degree in communications and currently has a GPA of 3,764. Rourke started all 11 games this season and is currently 244-to-353 with 25 touchdowns for 3,256 yards in the air. He’s also a threat on the ground with four quick touchdowns for 249 yards. The captain broke the record for passing yards in a game, throwing for 527 yards against Fordham (September 24).
Titsworth (Wexford, Pa.) is pursuing degrees in management and strategic leadership, finance and sports management; He currently has a GPA of 3,660. He has started in 11 games this season and has helped the Bobcats offense have 17 rushing touchdowns and 25 passing touchdowns.
Vandenberg (Buffalo, NY) studies business law, accounting, finance and business analytics; he has earned a GPA of 3,650. The kicker has played all 11 games this season and rushed for 4,343 yards on 72 kickoffs.
Wiglusz (Brecksville, Ohio) is pursuing a Masters in Management and has a GPA of 4,000. The transfer student quickly took on a leadership role on the Bobcats’ offense, playing in all 11 games while starting in eight. He leads receivers with 10 touchdowns for 794 yards. Wiglusz opened Ohio’s homecoming game against Akron with his longest reception of the year, 75 yards, giving the Bobcats an early lead over the Zips.
The CSC Academic All-America® program recognizes soccer award winners separately in four divisions—NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA. Academic All-District® Honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® voting. Academic All-America® first and second team honorees will be announced in late December.
For more information on the CSC Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com.