CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The Bucknell football team placed a record 48 student-athletes on the 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Friday.

The total, which represents nearly 57 percent of the team's roster, led the Patriot League by 10. In addition, the Bison set a new standard for the fifth season in a row, edging their 2016 total by two.

Two Bison, junior Cinjun Erskine and freshman Rick Mottram, achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Of the team's 48 honorees, 26 made the Bucknell Dean's List with a GPA of 3.50 or higher, helping their team post a combined GPA of 3.09 during the fall academic period.

Junior Alex Pechin was previously named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He and senior Trey Johnson, the lone member of the class of 2018 to start all 44 games in his collegiate career, each posted a GPA in the 3.90s.

Pechin was joined by seniors Jack Horan, Andrew Podbielski and Mark Pyles on the 14-man Academic All-Patriot League Team. Pechin and Pyles were later voted to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team while Horan and Pyles, who will graduate as four-time Patriot Academic Honor Roll recipients, were also recognized on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Team.

To qualify for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must have achieved a minimum 3.20 GPA during the semester in which their team competed. A total of 233 football players were honored this season, the highest total in league history. The following are the Bucknell football team's 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll members:

Tom Adams, Sr., International Relations
Abdullah Anderson, Sr., Economics
Mike Balzofiore, So., Undeclared*
Simon Behr, Fr., Undeclared-Management*
Ryan Brida, Fr., Undeclared*
John Burdick, Sr., Economics*
John Burkly, Sr., Economics
Mike Caruso, So., Undeclared*
Craig Cassidy, Sr., Economics*
John Chiarolanzio, So., Undeclared-Management*
Sam Chitty, So., Undeclared
Cinjun Erskine, Jr., Undeclared*
Trevor Fennimore, Sr., Economics*
Pat Finn, Jr., Mechanical Engineering*
Blake Fletcher, So., Undeclared
Jon Fox, So., Undeclared
Chad Freshnock, So., Undeclared
Connor Golden, Sr., Economics*
Blais Herman, Fr., Undeclared
Jack Horan, Sr., Accounting & Financial Management*
Trey Johnson, Sr., Psychology*
Colin Jonov, Sr., Economics
Alex Jordan, Jr., Political Science/Sociology*
Kyle Kinner, Sr., Economics*
Simon Krizak, Fr., Undeclared*
Maanik Lal, Fr., Undeclared-Management*
Joe Lauro, Jr., Sociology
John McGuire, Fr., Undeclared
David McWilliams, Fr., Undeclared*
Jared Morse, Sr., Sociology*
Rick Mottram, Fr., Mechanical Engineering*
Matt Muh, Sr., Political Science/Geography
Sean Naiman, So., Undeclared
Simeon Page, Fr., Undeclared
Alex Pechin, Jr., Biomedical Engineering/Management for Engineers*
Andrew Podbielski, Sr., Environmental Studies*
Mark Pyles, Sr., Economics*
John Reedy, So., Undeclared*
Conner Romango, Fr., Undeclared-Management
Joe Schiano, Jr., Undeclared
Jimmy Sheehan, So., Biology*
Noah Stephenson, So., Undeclared*
Brice Sydnor, Jr., Political Science
Nnamdi Unachukwu, Fr., Undeclared
Gerrit Van Itallie, Fr., Undeclared
Steven Walier, So., Undeclared
Chase Watkins, Sr., Sociology
Jake Wilson, So., Undeclared

* Bucknell Dean's List