CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern senior cornerback James Allen was honored on the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 First Team this morning, as announced by the CoSIDA board.
Allen boasts a 3.67 GPA while studying Criminal Justice and minoring in Business Administration at CSU. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. native receives the honors for the second consecutive season highlighting his abilities in both the classroom and on the field in 2018.
Allen has started all nine games at cornerback this season and is among the nation's best cover corners at the FCS level. He leads the Big South with three interceptions and two interceptions returned for touchdowns. This includes a 100-yard interception return and score against Kennesaw State, as well as a pick-six and a kickoff return for a touchdown against Hampton.
He is also among the conference's leaders with 12 pass breakups on the season.
About the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Program
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football and Volleyball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes football and volleyball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. For football, first- and second-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December. Volleyball will recognize first-, second- and third-teams (if applicable).
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed in links provided above and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.