Monday, December 20, 2010

Rowlands named to AP Little All-America Team

NEW YORK --- Tusculum College placekicker Gareth Rowlands has been named to the 2010 Associated Press Little All-America Football Second Team announced officials Monday. The AP Little All-America Team consists of players selected from NCAA Division II, III and NAIA football playing institutions.

Rowlands, a 6-1, 215-pound senior from Benllech, Wales, earns his second All-America honor this season after being named to the Daktronics Division II All-America First Team earlier this month.

The two-time All-South Atlantic Conference First Team pick enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever by a league kicker. He established school and league single-season records with his 111 points and 21 field goals made. Rowlands leads the nation in field goals made per game (1.91) and is sixth in scoring (10.09 ppg). His 111 points are the most this season by a NCAA II kicker. He went 21-for-26 in field goals, including a string of 10 in a row towards the end of the season, which is a new school record. His streak of 53 consecutive made extra points is also a new school record. He was one of the 10 national finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, which honors the college division (FCS, DII, DIII, NAIA) placekicker of the year.

Rowlands' 270 points are the most in school history by a kicker and second amongst all Pioneers. The two-time All-Region standout has accounted for 45 career field goals made, which are a new Tusculum record and tied for 25th most in NCAA II history. Rowlands is also a two-time ESPN Academic All-District selection.

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