From Washington University Athletics
Washington University in St. Louis senior kicker Alex Hallwachs and senior cornerback Quincy Marting capped outstanding careers on the Danforth Campus by earning 2015 D3football.com All-America honors, as announced Friday following the Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va.
Hallwachs was a third team selection, while Marting picked up honorable-mention honors. Hallwachs and Marting is the first pair of All-America honorees in the same season for WashU since 2005.
"We are excited to have Alex Hallwachs and Quincy Marting recognized as all-Americans. They have created a mark of distinction in their careers at Washington University," said head coach Larry Kindbom. "It is befitting that others around the country have seen what we see daily on the practice field."
Hallwachs, a first-team D3football.com All-South Region selection, tied a WashU single-season school record going 15-of-25 in field goals and set a school record going 44-of-45 in extra points. He earned first-team all-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) and all-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, and was tabbed the 2015 UAA Special Teams Player of the Year. Hallwachs led the SAA and UAA and was third in NCAA Division III in field goals (15), and also was second in both leagues in scoring (89).
A four-time UAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week and three-time SAA Athlete of the Week honoree in 2015, Hallwachs booted a school-record 53-yard field goal at Berry College Oct. 3, and set a single-game school record going 9-for-9 in extra points vs. Millsaps College Oct. 24. Hallwachs holds the WashU career record for field goals (45) and extra points (97), and is second in scoring (232).
Hallwachs was a 2015 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) First-Team Academic All-America selection after earning second-team honors a year ago. He joins John Woock (2003, 2004) as the only multi-year Academic All-America selection in school history, and just the third to earn first team honors.
"Alex has been among the leading kickers in the nation, and will graduate with several records here. As an Academic All-American, he is the penultimate Washington University student-athlete," added Kindbom.
Marting, a first-team D3football.com All-South Region selection, led the Bears with 84 tackles, 17 pass break-ups and four interceptions in 2015. He also led the SAA and ranked 14th in NCAA Division III in pass break-ups, and was second in the league in interceptions. Marting earned D3football.com Team of the Week honors on Nov. 17 after recording a career-high 16 tackles (13 solo) and an interception vs. the University of Chicago Nov. 14.
He earned first-team all-SAA and second-team all-UAA honors in 2015, and was a three-time UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week and two-time SAA Athlete of the Week honoree. Marting appeared in 39 career games with 197 tackles, 34 pass break-ups and 11 interceptions.
He closed out his career with eight tackles in Team Stars & Stripes 15-14 victory in the Seventh Annual Tazón de Estrellas Saturday in Mexico.
"Quincy has been outstanding since his arrival four years ago. He has lined up against the very best receivers in the country over his career, and has won many of those battles," Kindbom said. "As great as he was as a corner, his leadership was more valuable, being selected by his teammates as a captain this past year."
WashU finished the 2015 season with a 6-4 overall record, securing its 21st winning season under Kindbom. The Bears were co-champions of the UAA with a 2-1 mark, and tied for fourth in the SAA with a 5-3 record.