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[DEC. 20, 2004]  CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Illinois State placekicker Stephen Carroll was one of the 36 players named to the seventh annual Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team on Friday.

Carroll and the other winners were chosen from 86 nominees and were announced at the Division I-AA football championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.

In 2004, Carroll claimed the Illinois State career scoring record by finishing the season with 271 career points. The Redbird placekicker also claimed the school record for career field goal percentage with 70.9 percent accuracy during his career. In the season-opener against Saint Xavier, he set the school standard with 86 consecutive PATs.

Carroll carries a 3.52 grade-point average and is majoring in public relations. He is a two-time member of the dean's list and has been an AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member every semester at Illinois State.

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Football players from all Division I-AA institutions are eligible for this prestigious award. Nominees are required to have a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate study and to have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. Each nominee must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.

Carroll is the second Redbird to be named to the team in the last four seasons, joining former Illinois State linebacker Adam Waugh, who was selected in 2000.

[Todd Kober, assistant athletics director, media relations,
Illinois State University]

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