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Valpo's Rundh Named to FCS Academic All-Star Team

Friday, December 18, 2009

Valparaiso University’s Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) is among the 55 members named to the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.

For Rundh, it is yet another academic honor in addition to being named a ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-America selection this year after being a Second Team selection a year ago.  He is also a three-time Academic All-District V pick.

The senior defensive lineman tallied 36 tackles in 2009, including seven for loss.  He had 3.5 quarterback sacks, two pass break-ups, and three other quarterback hurries.  He also blocked an extra point attempt in the season finale against Morehead State.

Rundh finished his career with the Crusaders with 124 total tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and four blocked kicks.  He had 33 tackles for loss, including 14 sacks.

A two-time Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League selection, Rundh has been voted to the Pioneer Football League All-Academic Team twice as well.  An international business and finance double major, he carries a 3.94 cumulative grade point average.

Nominees for the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team had to have a minimum 3.20 grade point average as well as a starter or key reserve.  They also must be in their second year of athletics, participated in 50% of the games played at their designated position, and be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletics credentials.