Ilitch School football student-athlete voted CoSIDA Academic All-American
Wayne State University offensive lineman and Mike Ilitch School of Business graduate student Lane Potter (M.B.A.) was voted to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America Second Team as announced by the organization in December. This marks the second consecutive season Potter has been recognized for his work in the classroom.
This is the fourth consecutive year that WSU has had a CoSIDA Academic All-American with defensive back Kyle Toth (2018 and 2019) and Potter last year (2020-21) all being First Team honorees.
A year ago, Potter became the first Warrior offensive lineman in program history to receive Academic All-America accolades from CoSIDA.
Potter, who earned a bachelor’s in global supply chain management in December 2020 (three-and-a-half years), is currently pursuing an M.B.A. He has been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (term GPA 3.5+) all eight semesters, including one 4.0 term. On the gridiron, Potter started all 44 games (11 at RT in 2017; 11 at RG in 2018; 11 at LG in 2019; 6 at LG, 5 at RT in 2021) in his collegiate career, which is tied-for-third in program history. WSU’s Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2017, he was voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team in both 2019 and 2021. The 2020-21 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Pat Riepma Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, Potter was Wayne State’s nominee for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy in both 2020 and 2021.
He recently accepted his first full-time position as a warehouse manager at Masterpiece Flower Company.