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Four Bobcats Named ECAC Division III Football Southwest All-Stars
12/22/2003

CAPE COD, MASS. — Four members of the Frostburg State University football team have been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Southwest All-Stars. The four selections are the most for the Bobcats since 1996, when seven FSU players earned ECAC honors.

Senior tight end Roy Olson (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills), junior defensive end Kevin Culbert (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) and junior kicker Nick Quisgard (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) were voted to the first team, while junior running back Mike Kitchen (Lebanon, Pa./Lebanon) earned honorable mention honors.

Olson caught 26 passes for a team-high 409 yards (15.7 avg.) and four touchdowns this past season. He led the team in receiving yards for the second consecutive year and grabbed the game-winning touchdown pass in FSU's exciting 15-14 win over Salisbury.

Olson also earned first-team All-Atlantic Central Football Conference and second-team Football Gazette NCAA Division III All-South Region honors, and he was one of 42 players named to the United States Division III all-star team that faced the Mexican National Team in the 2003 Aztec Bowl held in Cancun, Mexico earlier this month.

Culbert led the Bobcat defense with 80 tackles, 47 solo tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. He added three pass breakups, a forced fumble, a blocked kick and a safety.

Culbert earned third-team Football Gazette All-America, ACFC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-ACFC and first-team Football Gazette NCAA Division III All-South Region honors for his outstanding year.

During the course of the season, he was selected the ACFC Defensive Player of the Week twice, the ECAC Division III Southwest Defensive Player of the Week twice and was named to the D3football.com National Team of the Week once.

Quisgard led FSU in scoring with 31 points, hitting 7-of-9 field goals and 10-of-11 extra points. He was named to the All-ACFC first team for the second straight year.

Kitchen was a first-team All-ACFC pick after carrying 172 times for a team-high 694 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 135 yards and returned three kickoffs for 47 yards. He recorded his best game of the year in a 35-33 loss to Westminster, when he ran 37 times for 209 yards and a touchdown.

Westminster junior running back Scott Froelich took home ECAC Player of the Year honors after carrying 281 times for 1,486 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 15 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns and tossed a pair of scoring passes on the half-back option.

Wesley freshman running back Omar Muhammad was voted the ECAC Rookie of the Year after leading the ACFC with 1,076 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 25 catches for 242 yards and averaged 154.7 all-purpose yards per game.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu