Ross honored for his play on field, work in classroom

ccufoot-rossCoastal Carolina quarterback Alex Ross was named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Football Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Ross was a second team selection and becomes the 31st Chanticleer to earn the prestigious honor.

Overall, Chanticleers have received a total of 39 All-America honors and Ross is the third CCU football player to earn the distinction, joining two-time selection Josh Hoke (1st team in both 2005 and 2006) and Marcus Lott (2nd team in 2011). Ross and fellow second team selection Ugonna Akoh (Presbyterian College) give the Big South nine all-time Academic All-Americas and a total of 11 honors.

Ross graduated cum laude (3.57 GPA) from Coastal Carolina with a degree in management in December 2014. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration, has a 4.0 in his graduate studies and is scheduled to graduate this December. In addition to being a three-time first team All-Big South selection, Ross was named the 2015 Big South Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was voted to the Big South All-Academic team. Ross has earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll recognition four times (posting at least a 3.0 GPA for an academic year) and earned Dean’s List four times during his undergraduate career.

Ross is the first player in Big South history to be a first team selection at quarterback three times (2013, 2014 and 2015), and to be both Player of the Year (Offensive Player of the Year in 2014) and a Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2015). He led Coastal Carolina to a 9-3 record this season and the Chanticleers were ranked #1 in the nation for eight weeks. In fact, Coastal Carolina has been ranked among the nation’s top 10 in 37 of the last 38 ranking periods with the lone exception of CCU being ranked 11th in the final week of the regular season in 2013 – Ross’ sophomore season.

A six-time Big South Player of the Week selection (Freshman of the Week once in 2012, three-time Big South Offensive Player of the Week in 204 and two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Week in 2015), Ross was 33-8 (.805) as Coastal’s starting signal-caller and finished second to teammate Quinn Backus for the 2014-15 Howard Bagwell Big South Male Athlete of the Year.

In 2015, he led the Big South in nine offensive categories, including completion percentage (7th FCS, .668), passing efficiency (7th FCS, 155.8 rating), passing yards (10th FCS, 3,009), yards per pass attempt (10th FCS, 8.70), passing touchdowns (17th FCS, 21), total offense (21st FCS, 268.2 avg.), points responsible for (23rd FCS, 150 total), passing yards per completion (24th FCS, 13.03) and points responsible for per game (35th FCS, 12.7 avg.) . He additionally ranks 21st in the FCS (second in the Big South) in passing yards per game (250.8 avg.) and 26th in the FCS (second in the Big South) in completions per game (19.25).

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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