HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The University of Southern Mississippi's Corey Acosta was named to the 2013 Conference USA Football All-Academic team for his efforts on the field and in the classroom as announced by the conference office. Acosta, a junior kicker from Memphis, Tenn., boasts a 3.79 grade point average in biological sciences and led the Golden Eagles in points this season.
Acosta is a member of 2012 C-USA All-Academic Team, the USM President's List (4.00) for Fall 2011, Spring 2011 & Fall 2010, the USM Dean's List (3.50 & above) for Spring 2012 and the USM AD Honor Roll (3.0-3.49) twice. In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club.
On the gridiron, Acosta finished the year with 11 field goals and was a perfect 24-for-24 on PATs for a team-best 57 points. Acosta is a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals of 50 yards or longer in his career. The junior made multiple field goals in five different games this season, including a pair of field goals in Southern Miss' 62-27 victory at UAB.
Acosta was one of 11 players selected in Conference USA to be on the All-Academic team. The team consisted of two players from East Carolina, North Texas, Rice and UTSA, with one representative each from Middle Tennessee, Tulane and Southern Miss. Acosta is joined on the list by Adhem Elsawi (East Carolina), Warren Harvey (East Carolina), Logan Kilgore (Middle Tennessee), Ryan Boutwell (North Texas), Zach Orr (North Texas), Tanner Leland (Rice), Paul Porras (Rice), Sam Scofield (Tulane), Nate Leonard (UTSA) and Eric Soza (UTSA).
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