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Valpo's Knutson Selected To I-AA Academic All-Star Team

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Valparaiso University junior Kevin Knutson was selected to the Sixth Annual Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. A wide receiver, Knutson was one of 31 winners from 93 nominees chosen by a special review committee of I-AA athletics directors.

A biology/chemistry major from River Falls, Wis./HS, Knutson achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.751 prior to the 2003 Fall Semester. In helping Valpo (8-4) capture its first-ever Pioneer Football League Championship, Knutson made a team-leading 74 receptions for 1,139 yards and six touchdowns. A Second Team All-PFL North selection, Knutson finished 12th in I-AA in receiving yards per game (94.9) and 20th nationally in receptions per game (6.17).

Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20-or-higher (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate study, have reached his second year both academically and athletically, and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials.


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Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
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Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
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