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.

Photo courtesy of Owatonna Youth 1st
Submitted photo by Winona State University