FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a finalist for the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award, presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom, but in the community and beyond.
The award is named after the late school teacher and wife of legendary coach Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 10, from a list of 13 finalists - one from each of the conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision - and recognized at the STATS FCS awards banquet Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas.
Stick, a three-year team captain and three-time Missouri Valley Football Conference all-academic first team selection, was a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy as part of the National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athlete Class. He was also named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in September.
2018 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award Finalists
Big Sky Conference: Reggie Tilleman, Montana, DE, R-Sr. (business administration and finance degree, 3.90 GPA)
Big South Conference: Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State, QB, R-Sr. (sport management degree, 3.90)
CAA Football: Christopher Infantino, Stony Brook, OL, Sr. (degree in biology with a specialization in neuroscience and psychology, 3.31)
Ivy League: Jesper Horsted, Princeton, WR, Sr. (sociology major, 3.52)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Nick Leverett, North Carolina Central, OL, R-Jr. (criminal justice degree, 3.37)
Missouri Valley Football Conference: Easton Stick, North Dakota State, QB, R-Sr. (sport management degree, 3.92)
Northeast Conference: Matt Fitzpatrick, Duquesne, OL, R-Sr. (finance degree, 3.79)
Ohio Valley Conference: Josh Poplar, Tennessee Tech, LB, R-Jr. (business administration degree, 3.97)
Patriot League: Alex Pechin, Bucknell, P, Sr. (biomedical engineering and management for engineers double major, 3.93)
Pioneer Football League: Tucker Yinger, Dayton, RB, R-Sr. (mechanical engineering major, 3.81)
Southern Conference: Alex Trotter, Chattanooga, RB, Sr. (mechanical engineering major, 3.29)
Southland Conference: Adrian Contreras, Sam Houston State, S, Sr. (business administration/accounting degree, 3.84)
Southwestern Athletic Conference: De'Arius Christmas, Grambling State, LB, Sr. (engineering technology major, 3.82)