Kirby Crook

Hope College’s Kirby Crook has been selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District® Football Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The senior defensive back from Beech Grove, Indiana (Beech Grove HS), is now eligible for NCAA Division III Academic All-America consideration.

Crook carries a 3.96 grade point average. He is majoring in management.

Crook has helped the Hope football team to a 5-3 start this season. He has seven interceptions this season and 16 for his career. Both totals are tied for second in the Hope record books.

The CoSIDA program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

First-team Academic All-District® football honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fourth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.