The CAA football conference has voted Villanova offensive lineman Jake Prus as the 2015 CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year. The honor puts him at the top of the league's Academic All-Conference Team list of 339 honorees. He follows his teammate Don Cherry, who won the honor last season.
Prus helped the offensive line finish fourth in CAA Football in total offense and fifth in rushing. He also donated bone marrow during the season as part of the Get in the Game, Save a Life program, missing just one game as a result. He did all that while putting together a 3.83 cumulative GPA as a bio-chemistry major.
For the 2015 season, he was also named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and selected as the 2015 CAA Football Chuck Boone Leadership Award recipient.
Villanova had the second most All-Academic selections with 42 - including both Prus and Cherry. Stony Brook had the most selections with 50. To be eligible for Academic All-Conference honors, players must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Voting for the Student-Athlete of the Year award was conduced by the league's media relations directors.
The complete All-Academic team can be found over at the CAA's website.