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Creighton Nelms Named to C-USA All-Academic Team

Nelms has posted a 3.42 grade point average in mathematics at the University.

Nelms has posted a 3.42 grade point average in mathematics at the University.

Dec. 2, 2011


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss senior long snapper Creighton Nelms of Corinth, Miss., earned Conference USA All-Academic football team honors Friday morning in an announcement by the league office.

Nelms, one of 12 student-athletes to make the list, has posted a 3.42 grade point average in mathematics at the University while handling the snapping duties for the Golden Eagles over the past two seasons.

Over the last two campaigns, Golden Eagle kickers have made 106-of-107 extra points and 50-of-63 field goals. In the punting game, Southern Miss has tallied 98 punts for a 41.3 average and just two of their attempted boots blocked. Nelms also has one solo tackle to his credit and was an all-Conference USA honorable mention selection in 2010. He has also been named to the Dean's List once and garnered C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

C-USA All-Academic Football Team

NameSchoolYearGPAMajor
*Matt MilnerEast CarolinaSoph.-RS4.00Physics
Case KeenumHoustonSenior3.80Sports Administration, Masters
Tyson GaleMarshallSenior3.72Exercise Physiology
Matt NordstromRiceSenior3.51Civil Engineering
Scott SolomonRiceSenior3.33Political Science
Kelvin BeachumSMUSenior3.66Liberal Studies, Masters
Creighton NelmsSouthern MissSenior3.42Mathematics
Ryan GriffinTulaneJunior3.29Management
Alan DockTulsaSenior3.63Business, Masters
**G.J. KinneTulsaSenior3.27Exercise & Sports Science
*Josh LinamUCFSenior3.30Sports & Fitness
Jeremy SpringerUTEPSenior3.53Instructional Specialist/Education, Masters
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