Former TRM Tiger Mabry Cook named to Gulf South Conference’s 2013 fall academic team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Gulf South Conference is proud to announce its 2013 Fall Sports All-Academic Team.
Sixty-nine student-athletes, including three three-time members and 19 two-time standouts were selected: men’s cross country (8), women’s cross country (7), football (20), men’s soccer (12), women’s soccer (14) and volleyball (8).
Academic All-GSC Teams are selected by the Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter
transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities. SIDs and FARs are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions normally involved in the playing of that sport. Ties are not broken.
Two three-time winners and four returning 2012 selections spearhead the Football All-Academic Team.
North Alabama wide receiver Jason Smith and West Alabama offensive lineman Skeeter Sellers each make their third all-time appearance. Returning from a year ago are UNA offensive lineman David Lundberg and the West Georgia trio of kicker Mark Bardenwerper, wide receiver Alex Macaulay and linebacker Adam Strakose. UNA and
UWG each had a team-high seven selections, including the only 2013 First Team All-GSC picks, tight end Mabry Cook from UNA and offensive lineman Garrison Ushery from UWG.
UNA wide receiver Lee Mayhall, who had the lone 4.0 GPA among the football players, was joined by teammates Will Craig, kicker; DeAndre Harrison, defensive lineman; and Luke Wingo, quarterback. The UWG group includes defensive back Rocky Capobianco, quarterback Dallas Dickey, and defensive lineman Isaiah Hinsley. Rounding out the Academic Team are offensive linemen Colin Glasco and Michael Miller and linebacker Kenny Murphy of Valdosta State and UWA wide receiver Dakota Daniel.
Cook and UNA ended their season on December 7 in the third round of the playoffs. UNA was crowned the Gulf South Conference Champions this past year.
Cook was also selected as the 2013 All-Gulf South Conference First Team Utility Player – voted on by all the GSC coaches. His award was for utility player was because he was the starting tight end, H-Back and long snapper.
Cook was also selected as the 2013 Daktronics All-Super Region 2 second-team tight end – voted on by Sports Information Directors.
Cook graduated in December with a degree in Business Management. He is working as a Field Engineer with Robins & Morton Construction Company.