Football | 11/3/2016 3:22:00 PM
Dylan Boone and Toby Omli of the Murray State football team were both named as Academic All-District winners Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The award is given to student-athletes that have played at least one year at their respective institutions, have at least a 3.30 GPA, participate in at least half of their team's contest and are a starter or an important reserve. Thursday's announcement marks the second consecutive year that Boone has received the honor, while Omli is a first-time recipient.
Boone, a junior from Murray, Kentucky, currently boasts a 3.67 GPA in health and exercise science, while Omli, a senior from Brookville, Kansas, is an engineering physics major with a 3.82 GPA. Both players have been stalwarts in the secondary for the Racers this season with Boone currently ranking second on the team in tackles per game at 8.0, to go along with 1.0 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery with a 20-yard return, an interception and two pass breakups. Meanwhile, Omli is averaging 6.6 tackles per game with 2.0 tackles-for-loss for a total of 11 yards, 1.0 sacks for eight yards of loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The duo most now wait until December 1 to find out if one or both of them will be named to one of three CoSIDA Academic All-American teams.