Multiple football players named to Academic All-MAC team


Senior wide receiver Mark Chapman runs during the football game against University of Rhode Island on Aug. 31 in Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

The Central Michigan football team had 13 players honored to the Academic All-MAC team, including two for the fourth time in their career – seniors Mark Chapman and Jeff Perry. 

In order to qualify for Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 grade point average and have participated in 50 percent of games. 

Chapman, a wide receiver, owns a 3.37 GPA as a communications major. Perry, a linebacker, has a 3.51 GPA while majoring in mechanical engineering.  

Joe Ostman, a senior defensive end, made the squad for the third time. In the classroom, Ostman registered a 3.68 GPA as a general management major. On the field, he tallied a team-high 12 sacks. 

Those ineligible to qualify for honors include first-year students and first-year junior college transfers. 

Academic All-MAC team – Central Michigan:
Senior TE Zach Crouch (3.21 GPA)
Senior OL Derek Edwards (3.34 GPA)
Junior LS Luke Idoni (3.74 GPA)
Sophomore K/P Kaden Keon (3.55 GPA)
Redshirt freshman FB Oakley Lavallii (3.36 GPA)
Junior DB Zach Oakley (3.20 GPA)
Redshirt freshman OL Derek Smith (3.35 GPA)
Junior DL Mitch Stanitzek (3.77 GPA)
Junior OL Clayton Walderzak (3.20 GPA)
Senior WR Mark Chapman (3.37 GPA)
Senior LB Jeff Perry (3.51 GPA)
Senior DL Joe Ostman (3.68 GPA)
Senior OL Austin Doan (3.64 GPA)