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Rising senior Nick Erdman has been announced as a nominee for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association "Good Works" team in selections announced Tuesday by the AFCA.
Erdman, a defensive lineman, is one of 117 nominees for the Good Works team. The award recognizes the selfless contributions that college football student-athletes make across the nation.
This is the 21st year that the AFCA has honored football players for their work in the community and the award is considered the highest community service honor a player can earn.
Erdman, a two-time All-USA South honoree, has started every game in his SU career. Last season, he had 35 tackles (22 solo, 12 for loss and five sacks) as well as one pass breakup and one pass defended.
A Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate, Erdman earned a 3.73 GPA as a undergraduate student. He starts the PT grad program this fall.
Off the field, he is a member of the Health Professions Organization, was the Vice President of the SU SAAC in 2011-12 and served as a mentor at Daniel Morgan Middle School.
Erdman also is a member of the Shenandoah University Students Against Sweatshops club and served as a student tutor.
Finally, he has been named to the Dean's List six times, to the USA South All-Academic the past three years and as a VaSID Academic All-State pick in both 2011 and 2012.
Golf adds six
Shenandoah men's golf coach Scott Singhass announced that he is adding six new student-athletes into his program for the 2012-13 season.
Singhass, entering his seventh season at the helm of the men's program, welcomes the six newcomers to go along with seven returnees.
Two of these newcomers, Cory Hammons and Cameron Wiseman, are local athletes. Both Hammons and Wiseman are Sherando High School graduates and natives of Stephens City.
Two of the remaining four -- Seth Crean and Ryan Parker are Virginia natives. Crean played his high school golf at Robinson High School in Fairfax County, while Parker played at Northumberland High School.
Christian Grosh, from Hagerstown, Md., and John Freed, a sophomore from Jenkintown, Pa., round out the class.
"The six newcomers give us some flexibility," Singhass said in a news release. "We will be able to play a second team at selected tournaments and it should make our weekly qualifying very competitive."
Shenandoah opens its fall season on Sept. 9 when it hosts a two-day invitational.