Four Florida Tech Panthers Garners Gulf South Conference FireSeeds Fall All-Academic Team Honors

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Sanicky, Stapleton were unanimous selections

Florida Tech’s Manny Abad, Kyle Gullikson, Cory Sanicky and Chris Stapleton have been named to the Gulf South Conference FireSeeds Fall All-Academic Team. (FIT image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – In recognition of their work both on the field and in the classroom, Florida Tech’s Manny Abad, Kyle Gullikson, Cory Sanicky and Chris Stapleton have been named to the Gulf South Conference FireSeeds Fall All-Academic Team.

Abad and Stapleton are among a group of nine athletes, and just four football players, to be named to the list for the third time. Sanicky, a first-time honoree, joins Stapleton as unanimous selections.

Gullikson is tabbed to the distinguished list for the first time in his two-years in Crimson and Gray.

This is the second academic honor of the year for the group of four, who were all also bestowed with 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District Laurels.

ABOVE VIDEO: Host of Space Coast Daily Sports Shorts, Alan Zlotorzynski, speaks with defensive senior leaders Manny Abad and Chris Stapleton about their final regular season home game during practice this season.

To qualify for nomination, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA, be a sophomore or higher, spent at least one year at the current institution and be a starter or a significant contributor.

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The all-academic team was voted on by GSC faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.

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