Junior defensive lineman Robert Hayes (Sterling, VA/Park View) of the Shepherd University football team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team.
Hayes has recorded 25 tackles (15 solo) with seven tackles-for loss and a pair of sacks through nine games this year. He also has a pair of blocked kicks. Hayes boasts a 3.56 grade point average as a fitness and exercise science major.
Individuals are selected based on their academic and athletic accomplishments and voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible, players must have spent more than one season at the institution, participated in 50 percent of the team's games and have a cumulative grade-point average higher than 3.30.
As a first team Academic All-District selection Hayes advances for consideration for Academic All-America honors.
The 2012 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District One Football Team encompasses all student-athletes from NCAA Division II Super Region One member conferences (West Virginia Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Northeast-10).