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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 21, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine ---- Colby College senior John Gilboy (Thornton Academy/Saco, Maine) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 1 Football Team on Wednesday.
Gilboy, who is now eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, earned New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Second Team honors for the second straight year as a right guard. Gilboy, a co-captain for the Mules, also saw time on the defensive line.
Gilboy had earned all-district honors for track and field last spring. He was the top thrower for the Mules and a captain for both the indoor and outdoor teams. Gilboy will be throwing again this winter and spring.
Gilboy, a Chemistry: Biochemistry major, has been on the NESCAC All-Academic Team seven times over the past three years. He is the TEAM IMPACT On Campus Ambassador to help pair chronically ill children with sports teams on campus. Gilboy also is a Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) member, is a member of Colby's Male Athletes Against Violence (MAAV), and is on the Football Leadership Council.
Just before he came to Colby, Gilboy earned the prestigious National Football Foundation (NFF) High School Scholar-Athlete Award in New York City. Just five high school players across the country were honored. Gilboy went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and volunteered at a hospital organized to serve Haitian immigrants.
Capital One Academic All-District I Football Team
Division III (District 1)
Andrew Banuskevich, Norwich, junior punter; Kevin Fruwirth, Curry, junior quarterback; Kevin Alberque, Castleton State, sophomore receiver; Nick Hiou, UMass-Dartmouth, senior receiver; Brad Goldsberry, MIT, sophomore receiver; Sam Krieg, Williams, senior tight end; Justin Wallace, MIT, sophomore running back; Mike Wheeler, Endicott, senior running back; Ethan Peterson, MIT, senior offensive line; Ling Zhou, Middlebury, senior offensive line; Scott Leach, Springfield, junior offensive line; Casey McDonnell, Endicott, junior offensive line; John Gilboy, Colby, senior offensive line; Brandon Rodrigues, Mass Maritime, junior kicker; Robbie Heflin, Amherst, senior defensive back; Rhys Borchert, MIT, junior defensive back; William Hamrick, Williams, senior defensive back; Matt Merlino, MIT, junior defensive back; Alex Monteiro, Bridgewater State, senior linebacker; Matthew Crimmins, Middlebury, junior linebacker; Stephen Gilmore, Norwich, junior linebacker; Russell Spivak, MIT, senior defensive line; James Tilson, Middlebury, senior defensive line; Joe Everett, WPI, senior defensive line; Joel Santisteban, MIT, junior defensive line.