After a record-breaking season on the field, Apprentice School senior linebacker Brock Bullock tackled one more note to a standout season on Monday afternoon. He was named first team Capital One Academic All-America® College Division football squad as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
This makes him the first football player, and third Builder athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America ® honors behind former baseball players Darrell Taylor in 2005 and current assistant coach Ben Jones in 2006. The college division encompasses NAIA, USCAA, two-year and independent schools.
As a senior, Bullock rewrote the record books for the Builders this year as he topped the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association with 142 tackles. He had eight games this year of at least 11 tackles and in six of those games he had at least 14.
Bullock, a senior electrician apprentice from Stafford, VA, was named first team All-USCAA and earned USCAA Player of the Week honors after his school record 24 tackle performance against Southern Virginia University on October 19. He was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team last month.
In the classroom, Bullock holds a 3.9 grade point average and was named to the USCAA All-Academic team last week. He's working on the CVN78 Ford as a member of an apprentice crew responsible for installing the new ElectroMagnetic Aircraft Launch System and new aircraft retrieval system. Bullock has been highly praised from his lead instructor Ron Liles and craft instructor Paul Newton for his work ethic and how he's been a team player in working with the younger apprentices helping them to catch on quicker.
His coach, Paul Hoffmann, echoed the comments about Bullock on the field. "This is a prestigious honor that shows well for the school, athletic program as well as the company," he said. "The younger apprentices would be well advised to watch and learn from the singular focus and effort he puts into not only on the field but as well as on the job."
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To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com