Cassville alumni named All-American
Former Cassville Wildcat and 2010 graduate Matt Angel was named first team Academic All-American and second team place kicker in the Heartland Conference for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.
Angel was one of three Fightn' Engineer players on the Capital One NCAA Division III Football Academic All-America Team.
Only one first-team Academic All-America place kicker is chosen from the over 250 football playing institutions at the NCAA Division III level.
Angel earned the 102nd Academic All-American award in the history of Rose-Hulman athletics. The football team has earned 34 awards in its history, including 15 first-team Academic All-American honors.
At least one Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors for the last 28 years, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions.
Angel tied for second on the team in scoring with 48 points this season to earn second-team all-conference recognition. He finished 4 of 6 on field goals, with a season-long effort of 35 yards, and also ranked second in single-season school history with 36 extra points made.
In the classroom, Angel carries a 3.98 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major. He is a member of the campus Alpha Lambda Delta honor fraternity and is also a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member on campus.
Angel helped Rose-Hulman earn its first football conference championship since 1988 this fall. The effort included a 7-1 league mark, the largest in-game comeback victory since 1988 (20 points against Bluffton) and tied for the team's best overall record since 1988 (7-3). The 2014 season opens on Sept. 6 with a trip to Kalamazoo College.
Angel is the son of Dan and Allison Angel, of Cassville.