DJ Tripoli Named to Division III Academic All-America Team - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

DJ Tripoli Named to Division III Academic All-America Team

SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth running back DJ Tripoli has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America ® Division III football team.


Tripoli, a senior, was named to the second team, based on voting by the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America Committee.  He carried a 3.93 grade point average into the fall semester and is a kinesiology major from Burbank, California.


Tripoli led the Pirates in rushing and touchdowns scored this season.  He ran for 646 yards with an average of 3.9 yards per carry.  He rushed for seven touchdowns and caught another to tie for the team lead with eight total touchdowns.  He added 11 receptions for 124 yards and was second on the team with 770 all-purpose yards.  He was named Second Team All-Northwest Conference.


The NCAA Div. III Academic All-America teams are selected from players who had already been selected to the Academic All-District squad. The players are nominated and selected by members of CoSIDA. To be eligible for nomination, a player must be a starter or important reserve with a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and of sophomore standing.


Tripoli is the first Pirate player named to the Academic All-America football team since Emilio Sulpizio was a Division III Second Team honoree in 2011.

  • College

    • Photo: Washington State Athletics

      Cougars fall 4-2 at No. 3 Stanford

      WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1 Pac-12) outhit Stanford 10-6 but the Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) used three straight two-out hits in the sixth inning to even the game and take a 4-2 lead.

    • Photo: Gonzaga Athletics

      Gonzaga falls 4-3 against Santa Clara on Senior Day

      Gonzaga will be back in action on Thursday at the WCC Tournament at a time to be determined. Live coverage will be available on

    • Gonzaga Runs Away Early in 9-0 Win Over Santa Clara

      SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball posted nine runs in the first two innings and Alek Jacob struck out 12 on the way to a 9-0 shutout win over Santa Clara on Saturday night. The win moved Gonzaga to 29-21 overall and 16-10 in the West Coast Conference, and kept them within one game of Pepperdine for the league lead. The Waves beat Portland 6-2 to hold on to the top spot. On Sunday, a Gonzaga win and Pepperdine loss would clinch the No. 1 seed...

    • WSU Athletics

      Cougars comeback falls short; WSU loses to No. 3 Stanford 9-6

      WSU Athletics STANFORD, Calif. – Washington State brought the tying run on deck after scoring six runs in the ninth inning but No. 3 Stanford held on for a 9-6 victory at Sunken Diamond Saturday afternoon.   WSU (15-30-1, 7-18-1 Pac-12) received two-hit games from Andres Alvarez, Dillon Plew and Brody Barnum. Blake Clanton had a three-run triple as part of a six-run ninth inning for the Cougars who saw the game's final out made after Barnum singled to right field to drive ...
    • Gonzaga baseball clinches WCC Tournament berth with 5-3 win over Santa Clara

      Gonzaga baseball took care of business with a solid start from Daniel Bies and four home runs in a 5-3 win over Santa Clara Friday night that clinched a berth in next week’s four-team WCC Tournament. 

    • Photo: Twitter/@WSUCougFB

      Washington State adds three to 2018 signing class

      McDougle (5-11, 295), played the 2017 season at West Virginia where he earned Freshman All-America honors from