(Thursday, December 19; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American Football teams have been announced and Dordt College had Keithen Drury (Senior; Blue Hill, Nebraska) included on the team. The team recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
The program recognizes football honorees in four divisions—NAIA, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA Division III.
“Keithen is a tremendous student and a tremendous football player. He was also a great captain this year. Everything he attempts, he seems to rise to the top in. While much of this is due to great talent, I believe that Keithen’s character, mental toughness, and positive outlook are contributing to his success. He joins of a long and growing list of Dordt College student athletes who have earned this honor,” said Dordt College football coach.
Drury ran for a team high 955 yards in 2018 and scored nine touchdowns on the ground. He also caught four passes for 79 yards and another touchdown. Drury will graduate as the program’s top ground gainer with 2,719 yards and 24 rushing scores. He is a two-time second-team all-GPAC selection; a two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-District pick. Drury is an Engineering major and has a 3.93 grade point average.
Voting for this award is done by members of CoSIDA—the College Sports Information Directors of America.