ORONO, Maine – University of Maine football player Sam Shipley has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One District I All-Academic Team.
Shipley, a senior from Santa Barbara, Calif., boasts a 3.91 grade point average while majoring in nursing and Spanish.
He converted to fullback this season after playing linebacker last season. He has played in four games this season while battling injury after helping lead the Black Bears to a 9-4 record and #8 ranking last year. He notched 40 tackles, including a tackle-for-loss and recovered a fumble a year ago.
Maine plays its season finale on Saturday at Rhode Island.