Rengifo, Wright represent SLU on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Published 2:16 pm Thursday, November 18, 2021

Southeastern Louisiana University kicker Mateo Rengifo and defensive back Matt Wright were rewarded for their academic and athletic excellence by being named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 6 Team, which was released by CoSIDA on Thursday.

As first team selections, Rengifo and Wright move on to be candidates for Academic All-America honors.

In his second season with the Lions, Rengifo carries a 3.67 grade point average in general studies. The Lawrenceville, Georgia native is 7-for-9 on field goals this season and leads the Southland Conference with 80 points scored.

Wright graduated with a 3.59 grade point average in finance and is carrying a 4.0 GPA as a MBA candidate. The Austin, Texas native has seen action in all 10 games this season for the Lions and has tallied 26 tackles in the secondary.

To be eligible for the Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must be in their second season or later at their current institution, be a key contributor to their team and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher. District 6 is made up of all Division I schools in the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The No. 12 Lions will have a chance to clinch at least a share of the Southland Conference championship tonight, when it hosts Nicholls for the River Bell Classic at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Wright will be one of the members of the senior class that will be honored approximately 30 minutes before kickoff.

The game will be televised on ESPN+ and can be heard in the Hammond area on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM, as well as online at www.kajun107.net.

CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Football Team

Pos. – Name – School – Yr. – GPA – Major
QB – Brock Purdy – Iowa State – Sr. – 3.65 – Communication Studies

RB – Tyler Badie – Missouri – Gr. – 3.83 – Sport Management

RB – Hunter Luepke – North Dakota State – So. – 3.42 – Finance

WR – Barrett Banister – Missouri – Gr. – 3.55 – Sport Management (UG) / Athletic Administration and Positive Coaching (G)

WR – Corey Rucker – Arkansas State – So. – 3.80 – Undeclared

WR – Caleb Vander Esch – South Dakota – Sr. – 3.83 – Communication

WR – Austin Williams – Mississippi State – Gr. – 4.00/4.00 – Finance (UG) / Business Administration (G)

TE – Charlie Kolar – Iowa State – Gr. – 4.00 – Mechanical Engineering

OL – Blaise Andries – Minnesota – Gr. – 3.84 – Actuary Science & Applied Business Analytcis

OL – Abraham Deflin – Louisiana Tech – Gr. – 3.90/4.00 – Construction Engineering Technology (UG) / Engineering Technology & Technology Management (G)

OL – Wes Genant – South Dakota State – Gr. – 3.90 – Human Biology

OL – Lewis Kidd – Montana State – Gr. – 3.27 – Education (UG) / Curriculum & Instruction (G)

OL – Colin Newell – Iowa State – Sr. – 3.67 – Family & Consumer Science

OL – Conner Olson – Minnesota – Gr. – 3.39/3.94 – Public Health Administration & Policy

K – Mateo Rengifo – Southeastern – Jr. – 3.67 – General Studies

K – Mason Lorber – South Dakota – Gr. – 3.53/3.86 – Operational Analytics

K – Jake Reinholz – North Dakota State – Gr. – 3.70/4.00 – Mechanical Engineering (G)

DL – Zach Bernard – Nicholls – So. – 3.50 – Biology/Pre-Med

DL – Matt Henningsen – Wisconsin – Gr. – 4.00/3.68 – Electrical Engineering (UG) / Electrical and Computer Engineering (G)

DL – Lane Tucker – North Dakota State – Gr. – 3.77/3.86 – Business Administration (G)

DL – Reece Winkelman – South Dakota State – Sr. – 3.87 – Business Economics

LB – Troy Anderson – Montana State – Sr. – 3.91 – Agricultural Business

LB – Jack Cochrane – South Dakota – Sr. – 4.00 – Criminal Justice & Business

LB – Jack Gibbens – Minnesota – Gr. – 4.00/3.86 – Accountancy

DB – Matt Wright – Southeastern – Gr. – 3.59/4.00 – Finance (UG) / Business Administration (G)

DB – Martin Emerson – Mississippi State – Jr. – 3.33 – Business Administration

DB – Robby Hauck – Montana – Gr. – 3.95/3.95 – Management Information Systems (UG) / MBA (G)

DB – Alexander Rogers – Drake – Sr. – 3.55 – Data Analytics & Computer Science

P – Brady Schutt – South Dakota – Sr. – 3.87 – Medical Biology

ST – Dalton Godfrey – South Dakota – Sr. – 4.00 – Business Administration

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