Tommie senior safety Isaac Seering is among 52 players voted onto the 2017 Division III Football Academic All-America team announced Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Seering is among 25 first-team selections.
A Green Bay, Wis., native, Seering received first or second team all-conference honors each of last three seasons. During that span, he helped the Tommies win three conference titles (25-0 against MIAC opponents) and build a 37-4 overall record.
Over his four-year career, he finished with 159 tackles; four interceptions (one touchdown); two forced fumbles; one recovered fumble; 13 pass break-ups; and 6.5 tackles for loss.
He helped the 2017 Toms post an 11-2 record and advance to the national playoff quarterfinal round. He was part of a defensive unit that led all 660 NCAA teams in fewest yards allowed, fewest rushing yards allowed and fewest first downs allowed, and also ranked in the top seven in pass efficiency defense and scoring defense.
Seering has a 3.92 grade-point average, with a major in Marketing Management and a minor in Spanish. He's been voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team three times and wil make the conference All-Academic team three times. A member of Beta Gamma Sigma honorary, Seering has been been active off the field in the team's St. Jude Fundraising project and also has volunteered with neighborhood clean-up days. He also has worked business internships locally with Ecolab and Schneider companies.
More than 12,000 non-freshmen play Division III football on 240 teams. Sophomores, juniors and seniors with cumulative grade-point averages of 3.30 or higher -- with the exception of first-year transfers -- are eligible to be nominated.
This is the 101st CoSIDA Academic All-America honor for St. Thomas student-athletes, and the 25th football honor in the last 25 seasons.
In 10 seasons under Coach Glenn Caruso, Tommie Football now has 18 players who have combined to receive either All-America or Academic All-America honors a total of 31 times.
All-Time St. Thomas Football
CoSIDA Academic All-Americas (28, all in last 35 seasons)
2017: Isaac Seering (1st team DB)
2016: Nick Waldvogel (2nd team WR)
2016: Ryan Winter (2nd team DL)
2015: David Simmet (1st team OL)
2014: David Simmet (1st team OL)
2011: Dan Chapman (1st team OL)
2011: Fritz Waldvogel (1st team KR)
2010: Dan Chapman (1st team OL)
2010: Ben Wartman (1st team RB)
2009: Ben Wartman (1st team RB)
2007: P.J. Thiesen (1st team WR)
2005: P.J. Thiesen (2nd team WR)
2005: Ben Kessler (1st team DT)
2005: Andrew Ubbelohde (1st team LB)
2004: Ben Kessler (1st team DT)
2002: Jake Barkley (1st team HB)
2002: Andrew Hilliard (1st team WR)
2001: Andy Kaiser (2nd team DT)
2001: Jake Barkley (1st team HB)
2001: Andrew Hilliard (1st team WR)
2000: Jake Barkley (1st team HB)
1997: Greg Kaiser (2nd team QB)
1995: Curt Behrns (2nd team LB)
1994: Curt Behrns (1st team LB)
1993: Curt Behrns (2nd team S)
1977: Tom Kelly (1st team OG)
1974: Mark Dienhart (1st team OL)
1973: Mark Dienhart (1st team OL)