Nov. 11, 2005
Three Notre Dame football players – senior safety Jake Carney, senior defensive end Chris Frome, and senior wide receiver Rob Woods – were recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Football Academic All-District 5 First Team, it was announced this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). All three student-athletes will move on to the Academic All-America ballot.
CoSIDA’s district 5 includes schools in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The team was voted on by members of CoSIDA from District 5. Members from across the country will vote for the Academic All-America team, which will be released on Nov. 30.
Carney, from Catholic High School of Lexington, KY, is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in Finance and Economics. He has been on the Dean’s List six semesters during his career and has a cumulative grade-point average of 3.720, including a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall semester of 2004. On the field, Carney has played in six games this season, primarily on special teams. He has made three tackles (two solo) this season while garnering 3:20 of playing time with 24 special teams appearances.
Frome, from Hart High School in Saugus, CA, is enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is a Finance major. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.238. On the field, Frome started the season’s first six games of the 2005 season at defensive end before suffering a season-ending injury versus USC. He made six tackles (three solos), including one sack (10 yards), and deflected three passes while compiling 97:55 of playing time with four special teams appearances.
Woods, from Atlantic High School in Atlantic, IA, is enrolled in the College of Engineering and is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Woods has been a member of the Dean’s List six semesters during his career and has a cumulative GPA of 3.946. He has recorded a GPA of at least 3.875 in every semester of his undergraduate career, including a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall of 2004. A receiver and special teams contributor who earned a scholarship prior to the 2005 season, Woods has played in all eight games for the Irish this season. Playing primarily on special teams, Woods made an appearance at wide receiver against Purdue and had a 28-yard catch to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the season, he has logged 0:36 of playing time with 56 special teams appearances.