DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire junior offensive lineman Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District ® Football Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Zarkoskie, a psychology major, boasts a cumulative 3.54 grade point average (GPA). After starting all 13 games last season at center, the 6-foot-1, 288-pound lineman has started eight games at left guard this year. He was tabbed to the NCAA Division I District, which encompasses all the New England states and New York.
Zarkoskie, along with other First-team Academic All-District honorees, will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America ® Team ballot, where first- and second-team All-America selections will be announced later this month. He previously received the 2010-11 CAA Academic Award and was named to the 2010 CAA Academic All-Conference Team.
The Seton Hall Prep product was a nominee for the 2011 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team ®, which recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football student-athletes across the nation. Zarkoskie volunteers his time to welcome members of the U.S. Armed Forces back from service overseas and to bid them well upon deployment as a member of the "Pease Greeters" at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, N.H.
Zarkoskie and the seventh-ranked Wildcats (7-2, 5-1 CAA) tangle with 12th-ranked Towson (7-2, 5-1) in a battle of conference co-leaders Saturday afternoon at Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. Opening kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m., with live radio coverage on the Wildcat Sports Radio Network getting underway with the pregame show at 3 p.m.
UNH concludes the regular season on Senior Day against Maine at Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 12 p.m. For tickets, CLICK HERE or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.