Mount Union's Danny Robinson Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America Football Team

Danny Robinson
Danny Robinson

University of Mount Union senior linebacker Danny Robinson (Massillon / Massillon Washington) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. 

Robinson, a team captain, is among team leaders in tackles on one of the nation's top rated defenses. He has 73 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble this season as Mount Union won its 29th Ohio Athletic Conference title.

He is also a three-time All-OAC selection that has been named the 2018 Gene Slaughter OAC Linebacker of the Year Award.

Off the field, the Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.72 grade point average, is a three-time Academic All-OAC and two-time Google Cloud Academic All-District pick. He has been involved in a variety of service projects on campus most notably joining a group of fellow Mount Union engineering students on a trip to Belize to construct a water line to a village. He has also been involved on campus with the Relay for Life, Be The Match bone marrow drive, Trick or Treat with the Raiders, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser and Alliance Parks Community Clean-Up Day. In his hometown of Massillon, Ohio, he has been a youth baseball and football camp volunteer while aiding Special Olympic events in Stark County.

Robinson and the rest of the Purple Raiders play Mary Hardin-Baylor in the NCAA Division III championship game -- the Stagg Bowl -- Friday at 7 p.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas.

He is the 71st Academic All-America selection among 53 student-athletes all-time at Mount Union that have earned the award.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by their respective sports information director.

Mount Union assistant athletic director Leonard Reich has served on CoSIDA's Academic All-America national committee since 2002.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.