Dunlop Named Second Team Academic All-American
November 29, 2007
Illinois Wesleyan senior running back Marcus Dunlop has been elected to the second team of the ESPN: The Magazine Academic All-America college division football squads.
Dunlop (Maywood, Proviso East HS) has a 3.96 grade-point average as a double major in economics and business administration (finance). He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Epsilon [economics] scholastic honoraries, is president of the campus chapter of the Risk Management and Finance Society and was recently honored as a Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate.
With 2,649 rushing yards, Dunlop finished his career in second place all-time at IWU, behind only Kurt Swearingen, who ran for 2,772 yards from 1975-78. Dunlop is the school career leader in rushing attempts with 658, having bested the old mark of 604 by Britt Travis (1977-80) and his 222 yards vs. North Park in 2004 remains sixth most in an IWU single game.
Dunlop was a first team all-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin honoree this fall after being second team all-conference the past two seasons.
An academic all-conference selection, he is a member of the IWU Student Athletic Advisory Council, Black Student Union and did summer internships at State Farm Insurance (Bloomington) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Chicago).
To be considered for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America? squads, players must be of at least sophomore standing, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 (of 4.0), and be a starter or first-line reserve. A voting board representing the 1,800 members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) chooses the teams.
The selection of Dunlop, the only CCIW football player named to either of the first or second teams, gives Illinois Wesleyan 108 Academic All-America berths since the program began, a total eclipsed by only eight other schools, including Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, UCLA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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