Four Angelo State students receive All-American nods in intramural flag football

Four Angelo State University students, two players and two officials, have received All-America honors at the 2016 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association National Flag Football Tournament held Jan. 5-8 at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

Lorrie Potts of Liberty Hill and Devon Wilde of Wall each received All-America honors as players. Potts was named an All-American in the women’s division for her performance as a member of ASU team “Vixen.”

Wilde received All-American status in the co-rec division for her performance as a member of ASU team “IM Legends.”

This is the second straight year for Potts and Wilde to make the All-America team.

Additionally, student officials Josh Hale of Abilene and Matthew Kirkham of Clyde qualified to officiate at the national tournament. Kirkham was one of only 10 in 50 officials to be named an All-American. This is also a second straight All-America designation for Kirkham.

Collectively, ASU teams performed well at the national tournament as “Vixen” won its pool and advanced to the semifinals before losing to a team from North Carolina A&T. Defending champions “IM Legends” also advanced to the semifinals before losing to a team from Mississippi State University.

Men’s team “Wolfpac” won its pool and advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to the eventual national runner-up team from the University of South Florida.

ASU’s intramural programs are a component of ASU University Recreation.