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Mustangs place four on D2CCA All-Super Region Four team

Midwestern State placed four players on the D2CCA Super Region Four team as released by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America Wednesday afternoon.
 
Seniors Marqui Christian, Daniel Laudermilk, Dominique Rouse and Alfredo Moreno all earned first-team honors to advance to the All-America ballot.
 
Christian garnered first-team mention as a senior after taking second-team all-region honors in 2014.
 
The Spring native enjoyed a banner season making 95 tackles on his way to gaining J.V. Sykes/LSC Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named the league top defensive back.
 
Christian closed his career as MSU's all-time tackle leader with 295 and is projected for selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.
 
Laudermilk posted a team-high 99 tackles which were the most for an MSU player since Cornelius Cooper had 100 in 2004.
 
The Austin native gained LSC Linebacker of the Year honors and was a first-team selection after posting highs of 20 tackles against Eastern New Mexico and 18 at Colorado Mesa this season.
 
Laudermilk closes his career ranked fourth on MSU's all-time tackle list with 261.
 
Rouse enjoyed a breakout campaign as a senior finishing the year with 49 tackles from his boundary cornerback position.
 
The Apopka, Fla. native and transfer from Eastern Michigan ranked second in the LSC with 15 passes defensed posting two interceptions to also earn first-team All-Lone Star Conference honors.
 
Moreno, a senior from Phoenix, started at three different positions on an offensive that allowed 10 sacks in 11 games.
 
The 6-2, 285-pounder extends MSU's run to seven consecutive years of placing an offensive lineman on the All-Super Region Four squad.
 
Moreno became the fourth MSU offensive lineman to earn LSC Lineman of the Year honors since the start of the 2010 season.
 
MSU's four selections on the D2CCA All-Super Region Four team represents the only first-teamers for the Lone Star Conference, which also placed five on the second team including Angelo State offensive lineman Tyler Hamilton, senior quarterback Kyle Washington and senior defensive lineman Clayton Callicutt; Tarleton State senior wide receiver Le'Nard Meyers and Texas A&M-Commerce senior defensive lineman Toni Pulu.
 
Reigning Harlon Hill Trophy recipient Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State earned the region's top offensive honors after rushing for 1,542 yards and 24 touchdowns and throwing for 2,625 yards and 27 more scores this season.
 
Grand Valley State's Matt Judon earned D2CCA Super Region Four Defensive Player of the Year honors after leading all of college football with 20 sacks in 2015. The Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year also made 70 tackles including 23.5 for loss.
 
Midwestern State completed its 16th consecutive winning season while matching the school record with 10 wins in 2016. The Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the sixth time -- all during the Bill Maskill era.
 
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
  

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