AUSTIN, TX - Though the Winston-Salem State University football team did not get the opportunity to compete on the field this season, the Rams have made some tremendous strides in the classroom. That effort paid off earlier today when Winston-Salem State University senior defensive lineman Karron Jeter earned a spot on the 2021 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) NCAA Division II Academic All-America Team.
Jeter earned second-team honors and he was among 46 student-athletes to earn a spot on the first or second team. Academic success is nothing new for Jeter as he has also earned spots on the Winston-Salem State University Dean’s List three times during his career. When he was a high school star at nearby Mount Tabor High School, he also earned a spot in the National Technical Honor Society. Currently, Jeter is an Exercise Science major at Winston-Salem State University. He has been equally impressive on the field as he has been a key piece of one of the team defenses in the nation. He has totaled 44 tackles with four sacks in two seasons of play with the Rams. The honor marks the first time that Jeter has earned a spot on the CoSIDA NCAA Division II All-America Team.
Jeter and the other honorees on the team were selected based on their career performances and achievements this year. Based on the absence of most fall sports competition, the CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee revised rules and procedures for nominating student-athletes this season. Due to the low percentage of games completed this season, the nominees were selected based on career statistics and achievements.
Jeter and the Rams are on pace to compete in a full season of competition this fall. The Rams will open the 2021 season on Saturday, September 4th against the UNC Pembroke Braves at Bowman Gray Stadium. For more information on Rams football, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.