Plisco Earns FCS ADA All-Star Team Honor

January 04, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 4, 2013

CLEVELAND, OHIO - The 54 winners of the 15th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team presented by KP Sports were announced by the FCS ADA including Old Dominion senior punter Jonathan Plisco.

There were 98 total nominees. Three conferences had seven student-athletes named to the All-Star Team - the Big Sky Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Southern Conference.

A two-time First-Team All-CAA selection at punter, Plisco achieved a 3.71 Grade Point Average majoring in accounting and finance.

Plisco finished the season fifth in the NCAA averaging 45.0 yards per punt, earning First-Team All-America honors from Phil Steele. A native of Newport News, Plisco set the NCAA FCS career record for punting average at 45.1 yards per punt.

"The FCS ADA is pleased to honor the accomplishments of our football student-athletes each year with our Academic All-Star Team," said FCS ADA President Ron Strollo, director of athletics at Youngstown State University. "The accolades of these young men both in the classroom and on the field epitomize the definition of student-athlete and our Association looks forward to recognizing their accomplishments annually."

Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.