ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon seniors Jordan Foster (Lynchburg, Va./Lynchburg Christian), Steve McNair (Elkridge, Md./Howard) and Jake Wernle (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove) have been voted to the 2019 Academic All-District® Football Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
Randolph-Macon is included in District 5, consisting of Division III schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Foster has a GPA of 3.82 while majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Cyber Security. The wide receiver has made Dean's List each semester and has been a member of the ODAC All-Academic Team each of the past three years. Foster is first in the ODAC and fourth in the nation in combined kick returns with 797 yards. He tops the conference and is fifth in the country in punt returns, averaging 18.6 yards per return. Foster is first in the league and seventh in the nation in kickoff returns with 29.6 yards per return. Foster is second in the ODAC and 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 158.4. Foster is second on the team with 26 receptions and 232 receiving yards. He is third on the team with 238 rushing yards on 27 carries, an average of 8.8 yards per carry.
McNair was an Academic All-District selection in 2018 as well. He has a 3.72 GPA while majoring in Business Finance with a minor in Economics. McNair has made Dean's List in five semesters and twice has been a member of the ODAC All-Academic Team. He belongs to Honor Societies for Business, Management and Administration, as well as Economics. McNair earned the Douglas W. Foard Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Award. The defensive lineman has started all nine games and has recorded 23 tackles. He has 2.5 tackles for loss and combined on one quarterback sack. McNair has three pass breakups.
Wernle has a GPA of 3.57 with a major in Political Science and a minor in International Studies. He had received the Porter J. Hardy Award for Political Science as well as the Douglas W. Foard Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Award. A Preseason All-American on the offensive line, Wernle has helped block for an offense that is averaging nearly 400 yards of total offense and 30 points per contest. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 214 rushing yards per game. Wernle helped open holes for senior running back Tre Frederick, who became just the second player in the state of Virginia to surpass 5,000 career rushing yards.
Randolph-Macon (7-2, 6-1 ODAC) will host Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. on Day Field for the 124th edition of The Game.
For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com on CoSIDA.com.