Greetings, Bison fans. Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday and New Years! We spent some time over the break reflecting on a tremendous first semester of sports action here at Bucknell, highlighted by conference championships from women’s soccer, women’s cross country and men’s water polo.

With team success comes individual accolades, and one of the highest honors one can receive is All-America status. The term “All-America” comes with a certain mystique. Particularly from a smaller school like Bucknell, to be considered one of the best in your sport nationwide is an incredible achievement.

This fall, we had three student-athletes earn All-America honors:

  • JULIE’N DAVENPORT (Football) — Julie’n will graduate as the most-decorated football player in school history. He was a consensus Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-American after being named to four different All-America Teams. He was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association, STATS FCS, and Walter Camp. Toss in a second-team STATS FCS nod from 2015, and Julie’n will leave Lewisburg as a five-time All-American. Julie’n will be playing in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 28 in Mobile, Alabama, as he continues to pursue his goal of being selected in the NFL Draft in April.
  • KENDALL HAM (Women’s Soccer) — In collegiate soccer, the All-America voting is done by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and this fall Kendall became the first Bucknell woman ever to make the NSCAA All-America Team. She was a third-team selection, and was one of a very few All-Americans to come from a “mid-major” program. Kendall scored a league-high 15 goals this year, while leading the team to a record-setting season and a Patriot League title. Just as impressive, Kendall was also named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Team, as she carries a 3.84 GPA in biology.
  • RADE JOKSIMOVIC (Men’s Water Polo) — It’s rare to see a freshman impact a team in any sport like Rade did with the Bison men’s water polo squad this year. Bucknell was a top-10 team in the country for most of the year and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1985. Rade was a huge part of that success. He scored a national-best 154 goals this season — the next-most was 85 by Harvard’s Noah Harrison — and he was named a third-team All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).

Bucknell through the years has compiled an impressive list of All-Americans from a variety of sports. We thought we would list them for you here. Please note that these are All-Americans from nationally recognized voting organizations, or performance-based in the sports of track & field and swimming & diving, and this list only includes athletes selected above the “honorable mention” level. We have had dozens more Honorable Mention All-Americans on top of this group.

FOOTBALL

(Associated Press)

  • 1951 – George Young (1st Team)
  • 1960 – Paul Terhes (1)
  • 1964 – Tom Mitchell (1)
  • 1965 – Tom Mitchell (1)
  • 1966 – Paul Maczuzak (2)
  • 1972 – Stan Durtan (3)
  • 1980 – Mike McDonald (1), Ken Jenkins (3)
  • 1983 – Dave Kucera (2), Brad Henneman (3)
  • 1990 – Jay Butler (2)
  • 1995 – Ed Burman (3)
  • 1996 – Brandon Little (2)
  • 1997 – Willie Hill (2)
  • 2000 – Kevin Eiben (1)
  • 2002 – Adam Lord (2)
  • 2004 – Sean Conover (2)
  • 2011 – Bryce Robertson (2)
  • 2014 – Evan Byers (2)
  • 2015 – Clayton Ewell (2)
  • 2016 – Julie’n Davenport (1)

(AFCA)

  • 1974 – Larry Schoeneberger
  • 1980 – Mike McDonald
  • 1996 – Brandon Little
  • 1997 – Willie Hill
  • 2000 – Kevin Eiben
  • 2001 – Adam Lord
  • 2002 – Adam Lord
  • 2014 – Evan Byers
  • 2016 – Julie’n Davenport

(Walter Camp)

  • 1912 – Al Jordan (3)
  • 1921 – Arda Bowser
  • 2011 – Bryce Robertson (1)
  • 2016 – Julie’n Davenport (1)

(TSN/STATS)

  • 2011 – Bryce Robertson (1)
  • 2013 – Tracey Smith (3)
  • 2014 – Evan Byers (2)
  • 2015 – Julie’n Davenport (2), Clayton Ewell (3)
  • 2016 – Julie’n Davenport (1)

(International News Service)

  • 1931 – Clarke Hinkle

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • 1981 – Bill Reifsnyder
  • 1982 – Bill Reifsnyder
  • 1983 – Bill Reifsnyder

FIELD HOCKEY

  • 2001 – Lauren Campbell

MEN’S LACROSSE

  • 1969 – Ed Farver (1), Jim McKee (2)
  • 1970 – Lou Kissling (3)
  • 1979 – Peter Von Hoffmann (3)
  • 2005 – Chris Cara (3)
  • 2012 – Billy Eisenreich (3)
  • 2013 – David Dickson (3)

WOMEN’S ROWING

  • 2007 – Katherine Brewster-Duffy

(Lightweight Rowing)

  • 2007 – Whittney Henry, Lauren Olson, Jeweliet Yost
  • 2008 – Whittney Henry
  • 2009 – Gillian Carter, Devon Mitchell
  • 2010 – Meghan O’Reilly
  • 2011 – Caitlin Vogelsang
  • 2012 – Hannah Rozowski-Vogt, Caitlin Vogelsang
  • 2013 – Adrian Edmonds
  • 2014 – Victoria Catherine, Jennifer Fish

MEN’S SOCCER

  • 1976 – Scott Strasburg (2)
  • 2009 – Conor O’Brien (2)
  • 2013 – Mayowa Alli (3)

WOMEN’S SOCCER

  • 2016 – Kendall Ham (3)

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

  • 1964 – Bruce Dove (3x), Jack Fleming (4x), Alan Hanford, Townley Larzelere (2x), Phil Reynolds (3x), Richard Sheldon, Jim Smigie (3x), Jerry Thimme (4x)
  • 1965 – Bruce Dove, Phil Reynolds, Jim Smigie (2x), Fred Woertman (3x)
  • 1968 – Charles Buffington, David Landes (2x), Greg Olson (2x), Michael Sinkinson (2x), Jeffrey Wilkinson (3x)
  • 1971 – Peter O’Keefe, Steve Winings

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

  • 1979 – Elizabeth Dexter, Kathy Frazier (2x)
  • 1980 – Elizabeth Dexter, Kathy Frazier (5x), Karen Young, Susan Young
  • 1981 – Lisa Desrochers (3x), Elizabeth Dexter (4x), Kathy Frazier (6x), Karen Young (2x)
  • 1982 – Kathy Frazier (3x)

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • 1976 – Gary Bonasorte, Doug Butler, Thomas McLean, Ted Williamson
  • 1977 – Thomas McLean
  • 1979 – George Buckheit
  • 1984 – Bill Reifsnyder

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • 1975 – Thomas McLean
  • 1976 – Thomas McLean (national champion in 800m)
  • 1977 – Thomas McLean
  • 1979 – George Buckheit
  • 1981 – Rick Sayre
  • 1982 – Bill Reifsnyder
  • 1996 – Jim Heizman
  • 2013 – Leonard Joseph

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • 1982 – Lonnie Fertik

MEN’S WATER POLO

  • 1979 – Scott Schulte (2)
  • 1980 – Scott Schulte (2)
  • 2016 – Rade Joksimovic (3)

WRESTLING

  • 1989 – Tom Marchetti
  • 1991 – Bryan Burns
  • 1994 – Bobby Ferraro
  • 1995 – Bobby Ferraro
  • 2009 – Andy Rendos
  • 2010 – Kevin LeValley, Andy Rendos
  • 2011 — Kevin LeValley

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