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GPAC All Conference Honors

Sioux City, Iowa – The 2017 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Football All-Conference Team has been selected after a vote of the league coaches on Sunday, November 12.

For the second consecutive year, Dillon Turner of Dakota Wesleyan has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year. Caden McDonald of Morningside was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Steve Ryan of Morningside College was named the Hauff Mid-America/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.

Morningside was the regular season conference champion for 2017 finishing 8-0 in GPAC play and 11-0 overall. The Mustangs and regular season runner-up, Northwestern, qualified for the NAIA Football Championship Series which opens on Saturday, Nov. 18, with first round action.  Morningside will host Sterling (Kan.), while Northwestern will travel to take on Langston (Okla.).

GPAC Football First Team Offense 2017

Position Name                            School                          Class    Hometown

WR       Tanner Ver Steeg   Morningside             SR        Little Rock, Iowa

TE        J.C. Koerselman       Northwestern          SR        Boyden, Iowa

OL       Levi Rozeboom         Dakota Wesleyan     JR        Inwood, Iowa

GPAC Football First Team Defense 2017

Position            Name                           School                          Class    Hometown

DL       Cody Bauman          Northwestern           SR       Inwood, Iowa

DB       Bryce Van Beek        Northwestern         JR        Rock Valley, Iowa

GPAC Football Second Team Offense 2017

Position                        Name                            School                          Class    Hometown

WR                   Levi TeBrink            Northwestern        SR        LeMars Iowa

OL                    Andrew Metzger      Morningside           SR        Rock Rapids, Iowa

Honorable Mention

Northwestern – Tyson Kooima (QB), Taylor Kooi (OL), Blake Eichmann (DB), Jerod Hansen (DB)

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