CLEVELAND — Wittenberg senior quarterback Ben Zoeller (Louisville, KY/St. Xavier) and Wabash senior linebacker C.J. Gum (North Judson, IN/North Judson) have both repeated as North Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Year. Zoeller earns his second-consecutive Mike Gregory Award as the NCAC’s Offensive Player of the Year. The award is presented by Richard Gregory of Columbus, Ohio, in honor of his father, a multi-sport standout at Denison in the 1920’s.
Gum is the Defensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season and receives the Hank Critchfeld Award, commemorating the 1927 Wooster graduate.
Making All-NCAC First Team Defense was former Plymouth Rockie Football standout Austin Hodges.
“Austin has turned out to be a real key reason why we have had such a successful season”, said NCAC Coach of the Year, Erik Raeburn. “He and his brother (Houston) have turned out to be a real pleasure to coach. They are both “Real” football players. We are happy to have them play for us. Austin deserved this honor of being on First Team All-Conference.”