Mavs’ Jake Edmiston selected RMAC FB academic player of year

Colorado Mesa linebacker Jake Edmiston was selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s football academic player of the year, Wednesday.

He is the first CMU football player to be chosen the RMAC Academic Player of the Year since the award was given in 2007.

The senior from Palisade has a 3.82 grade-point average in secondary education.

“It’s phenomenal,” CMU coach Russ Martin said. “That’s a great reward for him. He’s the perfect example of the type of young man you want in your program.

“He’s a great leader, player, student and person.”

Team captains Edmiston, Jake Cimolino, Michael Brady and Travis McRae made the first team along with Zach Beach, Zach Hamm and Eli Williams.

“That’s the reason there’s been a turnaround because of the leadership of those guys,” Martin said.

Edmiston, Cimolino and Brady were unanimous first-team selections.

Cimolino posted a 3.84 GPA in exercise science and Brady has a 3.99 GPA in sports management.

Boyer has a 3.59 GPA in criminal justice, McRae has a 3.48 GPA in business, Beach has a 3.60 GPA in land/energy management, Hamm has a 4.0 without a declared major and Williams has a 3.64 in sports management.

Ten more players were selected to the honorable mention honor roll.

They were Dan Geubelle (3.45, environmental science), Bryan Bunner (3.54, undeclared), Cory Mikelson (3.82, criminal justice), Taylor Schultz (3.42, business administration), Ian Driskill (3.53, mathematics), Cody Daniels (3.86, undeclared), Frank deBraga (3.62, criminal justice), Cody Dixon (3.37, public administration & safety), Tyler Winder (3.36, athletic training) and Marcus Cross (3.33, elementary education).

Volleyball Academic winners

Colorado Mesa senior captain Sunni Rae Baird made the RMAC volleyball all-academic first team.

The libero has a 3.81 GPA in biology.

Teammates Jordyn Moody (3.56, criminal justice/psychology), Christian Otzen (3.43, biology), Kricket Adleman (3.56, history education) and Audrey Steinkirchner (3.50, counseling psychology) made the honor roll.

The Mavericks are back home this weekend for homecoming against Regis (7 p.m. today), UC-Colorado Springs (7 p.m. Friday) and Metro State (7 p.m. Saturday).

Homecoming Festivities

The Colorado Mesa wrestling team is hosting the eighth annual Steak and Crab Fest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on the east lawn of Houston Hall on the corner of 12th Street and North Avenue.

The event takes place before the CMU homecoming football game against Colorado School of Mines at 1 p.m. at Stocker Stadium.

Cost of the event is $50 and includes all-you-can-eat steak and crab, drinks and access to the beer garden for ages 21 and older. Proceeds benefit the CMU wrestling program.

For more information, contact CMU wrestling coach Chuck Pipher at 248-1460 or email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wrestling Poll

The Mavericks are picked to finish third in the RMAC this season according to the preseason poll released Wednesday.

Colorado Mesa’s James Martinez made the preseason team at 149 pounds. He is ranked third nationally. Chester Granard is ranked eighth at 174 pounds.

Adams State received eight of the nine first-place votes and is the overwhelming favorite to defend its RMAC title. The Grizzlies are ranked sixth in the coaches association national poll.

RMAC newcomer and affiliate member California Baptist is picked to finish second.

The Mavericks host their maroon & white scrimmage at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30.


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