Biomedical physiology major Jordan Herdman, GNAC's top defensive player,
has maintained top grades.


Clan footballer Jordan Herdman again leads GNAC academic stars

December 09, 2015

By Steve Frost

For the second year in a row, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s (GNAC) top defensive player is also at the top of the list of academic performers.

Simon Fraser’s Jordan Herdman, the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, leads the list of 49 selections to the GNAC Football All-Academic Team.

Herdman, who led the conference and finished third in Division II with 14.8 tackles per game, has maintained a 3.99 cumulative grade point average, out of a possible 4.33, as a biomedical physiology major.

Joining Herdman on the Academic All-Conference team are his twin brother Justin Herdman and junior Andrew Pauls, who also both study biomedical physiology. All three student athletes are repeat selections.

Pauls, a tight end who caught three touchdown passes for the Clan this season boasts a 3.67 GPA while Justin Herdman who ranks third in the GNAC averaging 9.2 tackles per game, has a 3.55 GPA.

Jordan Herdman is one of four GNAC football players with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or better.

To qualify for the GNAC Academic all-conference team, student athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.20, be in their second year of competition at their current institution, and be a projected letter-winner.