ATLANTA--Georgia State's Michael Davis is one of 54 football student-athletes named to the 15th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team, presented by KP Sports.
The FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team is the latest accolade for Davis, the Panthers' starting center who was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District first team.
The Lithonia, Ga., native earned his undergraduate degree in real estate last spring, graduating with a 3.86 grade point average. He began work toward his MBA this fall. Davis serves as treasurer of the GSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
"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.