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George named league student-athlete of year

STAFF REPORT

Texas State quarterback Bradley George was named the Capital One Bank/Southland Conference Football Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Monday in conjunction with the release of the All-Academic Football Team.
 
George also was the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, his senior season, completing 63 percent (258 of 409) of his passes for 3,121 yards and 23 touchdowns. George finished his career as the school’s all-time leading passer, completing 753 of 1,277 passes (60 percent) for 9,556 yards and 91 touchdowns. He threw for 300 yards six times and tied his own single-game record of 30 completions twice in 2009.
 
George graduated with a degree in industrial technology in 2008 and is a three-time member of the Southland Conference all-academic teams, having been selected in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He is a four-time member of the Southland Commissioner’s Honor Roll between 2005-09 and a Texas State Oak Farms Dairy Academic Award winner in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. As an undergraduate, George maintained a 3.12 grade-point average.
 
The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 12 member schools, voted for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to the one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.
 
Texas State placed four student-athletes on the Capital One Bank/Southland Conference All-Academic team, including George. Joining George on the team are running back Jeff McVaney, defensive lineman Travis Houston and defensive back Will Thompson.
 
George, Houston and Stephen F. Austin defensive end Tim Knicky made the All-Academic team for the third time. Thompson made it for the second time.