Indiana redshirt junior offensive lineman Wes Martin has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® 5 Team for the second straight season, it was announced today. The honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in December. The Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
Martin, a criminal justice major, holds a 3.71 grade point average. A 10-time game captain in 2017, he has started 23 straight games at left guard and appeared in all 37 games of his career.
The West Milton, Ohio, native earned the Iron Hoosier Award as the offense’s MVP during 2017 summer workouts. Martin has also collected Academic All-Big Ten honors twice.
IU ranks fifth in the Big Ten in passing offense (257.9) and is the only team with two pass-catchers in the top three of the league in receptions (Simmie Cobbs Jr. – 63, 2nd; Luke Timian – 59, 3rd).