University of Arkansas at Monticello kicker Jamie McGee is one of three freshman in the nation to be named to the 2013 Beyond Sports Network All-America teams, announced Thursday.
McGee, who was named to the Daktronics All-Region team a week ago, earned aspot on the BSN All-America Third Team. In doing so, he becomes the first ever placekicker at UAM to earn All-America honors. He joins 13 other representatives from the Great American Conference on this year’s BSNAll-America list.
McGee recently completed his first collegiate season with a total of 17 made field goals on 19 attempts, setting a new UAM and Great American Conferencerecord for field goals made in a season. He also tied the UAM and GAC single-game record with three made field goals on two different occasions throughout the season. The league’s head coaches voted him as the top kicker with a spot on the All-GAC First Team, announced on November 19.
With the NCAA Division II playoffs still ongoing, McGee currently ranks fifth in the nation in field goals per game and 14th in field goal percentage.
McGee led the Boll Weevils in scoring this season with a total of 79 points for an average of 7.2 points per contest. In addition to his 17 made field goals, he was also 28-for-31 on extra points.
The Lake Charles, La. native finished the season 7-for-7 on field goals ranging from 20-29 yards, 6-for-7 from 30-39 and 4-for-5 from 40-49. He nailed two 43-yard field goals and two 42-yarders. His 43-yarder against Northwestern Oklahoma State ended up being the game-winner in a 22-20 victory over the Rangers on September 21 at home.
The 2013 BSN All America Team was chosen by college sports information directors, college coaches, media, and BSN Staff. Each college was given the opportunity to submit votes by their sports information director and one football coach.