CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois offensive lineman ZeVeyon Furcron is one of nine finalists for a prestigious postgraduate scholarship that is awarded annually by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association. A graduate student and All-Conference guard, Furcron was also among 54 individuals named to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team on Thursday.
Furcron carries a perfect 4.00 GPA as a student in SIU’s master of science in education program. The fifth-year senior has started 40 games over his career, including 33-consecutive starts at left guard. He recently became only the eighth player in school history to earn First-Team All-Academic and First-Team All-Conference honors in the same year.
A special Review Committee of FCS athletics directors were responsible for selecting the 2020-21 Academic All-Star Team and FCS ADA Postgraduate Scholarship finalists. This year’s Review Committee consisted of: Ashley Robinson, Jackson State University (Chair); Nicki Moore, Colgate University; Tom Michael, Eastern Illinois University; Milton Overton, Kennesaw State University; and Kent Haslam, University of Montana.
2020-21 FCS ADA Postgraduate Scholarship finalists
ZeVeyon Furcron, Southern Illinois University, OL, 4.0 GPA
Cole Johnson, James Madison University, QB, 3.38 GPA
Kama Kamaka, University of San Diego, LB, 3.61 GPA
Dejoun Lee, University of Delaware, RB, 3.7 GPA
Rick Mottram, Bucknell University, LB, 3.97 GPA
Brady Schutt, University of South Dakota, P, 3.87 GPA
Preston Tetzlaff, South Dakota State University, LB, 3.92 GPA
J.T. Timming, James Madison University, OL, 3.9 GPA
Raleigh Webb, The Citadel, WR, 4.0 GPA