STORRS, Conn. -
University of Connecticut senior kicker Bobby Puyol (North Palm Beach, Fla.), senior punter Justin Wain (Wilmington, N.C.) and senior defensive lineman Sean Marinan (Higganum, Conn.) have all been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District I team.
The three outstanding student-athletes now advance to the national ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-American team, which will be announced on December 1. District I consists of all NCAA FBS/FCS schools in the New England states and New York.
Wain is an allied health sciences major and has an overall grade point average of 3.74. He was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame to the top college football student-athlete in the country.
Wain has spent time in his native North Carolina shadowing surgeons to learn about patient contact, patient-family interaction and the tasks of a surgeon and surgical procedures.
He is in his third season as UConn's starting punter and has a career punting average of 39.2 yards, which is sixth in school history.
Puyol earned his undergraduate degree in management with a 3.38 grade point average and is currently enrolled as a graduate student at UConn in sports management.
He is third in UConn career history with 39 field goals and his 13 this season places him in a tie for ninth in school single-season history. Puyol is in his third year as the team's starting kicker and was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award in 2015.
Marinan earned his undergraduate degree in management information systems with a 3.80 grade point average and is currently a graduate student at UConn in sports management.
He has played in 33 career games with 18 tackles on both defense and special teams.
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