Peiffer garners another All-American honor

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Blake Peiffer has received his second All-American honor of the week and fourth this year.

Peiffer on Wednesday repeated as a second-team member of the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-American squad.

Peiffer, the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was selected a third-team All-American by the Sports Network on Monday.

The Jackson High School graduate has also been named to two other All-American teams this year: College Sports Madness (first team) and College Sports (second team).

Peiffer recorded 117 tackles during his final season with the Redhawks. It was the second consecutive year he finished with more than 100 tackles, and he ranks third on Southeast's career list with 359 tackles.

Softball

The Southeast Missouri State softball squad ranked 45th among the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Academic teams, the organization recently announced.

Southeast, which accumulated a 3.29 grade point average, climbed 39 spots from its ranking of 84th a year ago.

The Redhawks were among seven Ohio Valley Conference softball teams ranked among the nation's top 100 All-Academic squads. Robert Morris led the country with a 3.609 GPA.

This year marks the 13th straight for Southeast to earn NFCA All-Academic recognition.

Southeast players Stefanie Barnes, Alene Bethel, Taylor Cowan, Renee Kertz, Jamie Woodworth and Lindsey Patterson garnered NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete status for achieving a 3.50 GPA or higher.

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