Senior football player Andrew Alten was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, which was announced on July 10 by the league office.
Alten, a native of Loveland, Ohio, earned just about every possible award a football player could receive during his senior season with the Oilers and helped the team to their very first appearance in the NCAA Division II National Playoffs.
Alten secured All-American honors from D2Football.com, the Associated Press, the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He also picked up all-region accolades from the D2CCA and AFCA during his final year at Findlay.
The 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Offensive Lineman of the Year, Alten was voted first team all-league as well.
While Alten had much success on the field, he was equally as impressive in the classroom. Alten carried a 3.91 grade point average and majored in computer science and math applied computer science. He also had a minor in information processing and is now a graduate student.