For the second consecutive season, Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen has earned All-America status from the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA).
In 2015, Shaheen earned honorable mention laurels. In 2016, he worked his way up to first-team honors, released on Wednesday (Dec. 14) morning, following a season in which he caught 57 passes for 867 yards and a school-record/Division II tight end single-season record 16 touchdowns.
Shaheen continues to lead all Division II tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2016, and continues to lead all tight ends at all NCAA levels in TD grabs.
The D2CCA All-America honor is just the latest one for Shaheen, who also has earned the following postseason and in-season awards in 2016:
- American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' first-team All-America
- D2CCA first-team All-Super Region 4
- College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) first-team Academic All-American
- CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District
- All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-team
- Harlon Hill Trophy (D-II Player of the Year) nominee
- First tight end in GLIAC history to win the conference's Offensive Player of the Week award (Oct. 10)