Carter McCauley Earns All-Academic Honor
Winona State University sophomore kicker and Owatonna High School graduate Carter McCauley has earned All-Academic honors.
McCauley has a 4.0 GPA as a biochemistry major and was named to the All-Academic second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He also earned the Fred Mitchell Award for excellence during September.
On the field, McCauley also had a memorable year. He set the Winona State record for the longest field goal three times, twice in the same game. In September, McCauley broke the school record with a 53-yard field goal. Then he kicked one from 54 yards later in the game. In the season finale against Southwest Minnesota State, he drilled a 59-yard field goal, which tied the Northern Sun Conference record.
McCauley was 18-for-22 overall on field goal attempts, a WSU record for number of field goals made in a season. He converted on 37 of his 38 extra-point attempts and had 24 touchbacks on kickoffs.
McCauley is pictured during a game this season at Minnesota State-Mankato. He signed autographs for members of Owatonna youth football teams who attended the college game as a reward for earning Real Winning Team honors through the Owatonna Youth 1st program. McCauley and the Warriors upset the Mavericks that day.