Eslinger, Losli and Sims Receive Academic Honors

Minnesota Gopher center Greg Eslinger, defensive end Mark Losli and linebacker Dominique Sims were named to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District V team.

Greg Eslinger, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior center from Bismarck, is majoring in Inter-College Program and carries a 3.57 cumulative grade point average. Eslinger is a candidate for the Rimington Award for the top center in the country. He was a Third-Team All-American by the Associated Press last year, becoming the second All-American center coached by Glen Mason (Ben Hamilton). Eslinger was also a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media last season.

Defensive end Mark Losli, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound junior from Spring Lake Park, is majoring in Finance/Management Info. Systems and carries a 3.67 cumulative grade point average.

Dominique Sims, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, is majoring in Animal Science and carries a 3.23 cumulative grade point average.

District V includes all Division I-A and I-AA football teams in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Eslinger. Losli and Sims will advance to the national Academic All-America ballot.

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