CEDAR CITY, Utah, Nov. 8 - Southern Utah University's Dylan Fox and Brad Meyer have been named to the 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District Eight football team, it was announced today.

Fox, a senior center from Cedar City, Utah (Cedar High School), was named to the team after compiling a cumulative 3.69 grade point average in economics, while Meyer, a junior defensive tackle from Boise, Idaho (Capital High School) earned recognition with a 3.92 GPA in chemistry.

Both players have started every game this season. Fox earned academic all-Great West Conference honors three times while the Thunderbirds competed in the GWC, while Meyer earned that award twice with the highest cumulative GPA of any football player on the academic GWC squad as a freshman and as a sophomore.

Both players will now be placed on the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-American consideration.

To be eligible for the team student-athletes must be of sophomore or higher academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and be in at least their second year at the respective institution. Balloting for the district awards is conducted among CoSIDA members in the specific district. District Eight is made up of institutions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, evada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, British Columbia and the Yukon.

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