Ilitch School football student-athletes earn academic all-district recognition from CoSIDA

Two Mike Ilitch School of Business students on the 2020-21 Wayne State University football team were selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team as announced by the organization earlier this afternoon. Honored for their combined excellence in the classroom and on the field were offensive linemen Lane Potter (Hudsonville, MI) and Reid Thompson (Fenton, MI).

WSU and Ashland University each garnered three spots on the 25-member Super Region 3 All-Academic Team. Seven schools had two honorees, while five schools had one recipient.

Offensive lineman Lane Potter earned a bachelor’s in global supply chain management in December 2020 (three-and-a-half years) and 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 has started all 33 games (11 at RT in 2017, 11 at RG in 2018, 11 at LG in 2019) in his collegiate career. WSU’s Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2017, he was voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team in 2019. 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 2020.

Redshirt junior center Reid Thompson has played in all 22 games in his first two seasons (2018-19) for the Green and Gold, making 10 starts (all at center). WSU’s Offensive Rookie of the Year for 2018, Thompson is a marketing major, who has been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (term GPA 3.5+) all eight semesters, including three 4.0 terms. He is earning GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team recognition for the third consecutive year.

First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, which will be voted on later this month.

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