Iannotti recognized on academic All-Star list

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Iannotti recognized on academic All-Star list

Senior quarterback Mark Iannotti makes a pass during the Salukis game against the Illinois State Redbirds on Nov. 22, 2014 at Hancock Stadium in Normal. 

Senior quarterback Mark Iannotti makes a pass during the Salukis game against the Illinois State Redbirds on Nov. 22, 2014 at Hancock Stadium in Normal. 

Senior quarterback Mark Iannotti makes a pass during the Salukis game against the Illinois State Redbirds on Nov. 22, 2014 at Hancock Stadium in Normal. 

Senior quarterback Mark Iannotti makes a pass during the Salukis game against the Illinois State Redbirds on Nov. 22, 2014 at Hancock Stadium in Normal. 

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

Senior quarterback Mark Iannotti was named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star team Saturday.

Iannotti graduated with a 3.89 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from SIU in December.

He is one of 10 finalists being considered for a $5,000 post-graduate scholarship, which two players will receive. 

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The 52-person list consisted of seven other Missouri Valley Conference players, the second-most of any other conference. The Big Sky Conference had nine. 

“Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials,” according to the FCS ADA website.

Iannotti led the FCS in total offense with 355.6 yards per game and set SIU school records for passing yards and total offense. 

The two winners of the scholarship will be announced at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Conference in June.

Evan Jones can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @EvanJones_DE

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