Nov. 10, 2011
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina senior Marcus Lott was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 team, as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSDA).
Lott, who was Academic All-Big South last season, carries a 3.91 career grade point average in middle grade education as he wants to serve as a principal when his playing days are over. Lott has only made five "B's" in his academic career, with three of those being B-pluses.
Lott had started 31 of 31 games, dating back to his freshman season, and played in every CCU contest since 2008, his true freshman year, until missing the Gardner-Webb and Stony Brook games this season. Lott injured his wrist at Liberty and would later require surgery. Despite the injury, Lott had a game-high 10 tackles versus the Flames, including a tackle for loss, while adding a forced fumble and pass break up. The 10 stops were additionally his second-best, single-game total in his career.
Lott returned to the lineup this past week, starting for Senior Day in the Chanticleers' 15-8 in over Presbyterian. Playing only in the first half before re-aggravating the injury, Lott had four tackles, including a tackle or loss.
Despite missing two games, Lott ranks fifth on the team in tackles (36). He additionally ranks eighth in the Big South in passes defended (0.57) thanks to four pass breakups.
In the season opener, Lott had five tackles and a key blocked field goal, helping Coastal defeat Furman 30-23.
For his career, Lott ranks fourth on the CCU all-time list for pass breakups (17), sixth in interceptions (5), seventh in unassisted tackles (108) and ninth in total tackles (179).
Lott becomes the fifth Chanticleer to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District, joining Patrick Hall (2005), Josh Hoke (2005 and '06), Brad Poston (2006) and Derrick Frasier (2008). Hoke went on to earn first team Academic All-American in both 2005 and '06.