(AUSTIN, Texas) – Four Carnegie Mellon University football athletes were honored with selections to the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Football Team. Three were named to the first team with one to the second team, as junior defensive lineman Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) is a repeat honoree.
Carnegie Mellon’s four recipients mark the most by any institution this year and gives the program 56 total, ranking first in Division III. This is the second time that four Tartans have received the honor and ninth time that at least three have been recognized in the same season.
Lohmeier, a second team selection a year ago, is joined on the 2018 first team by senior H-back Karl Kumm (Brick, N.J./Brick Township) and senior running back Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) while junior defensive back Parker Mellott (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) landed a spot on the second team.
Lohmeier carries a 4.00 GPA as a business administration major and received University Athletic Association (UAA) First Team honors and All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) honorable mention accolades. He ended the season with 5.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss, which both ranked second on the team while ranking ninth in the PAC in sacks. Off the field, he has been a market research analyst for Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Chicago. This past summer, Lohmeier worked as an Equity Research Analyst for Robotti Securities & Company in New York. He is an undergraduate analyst intern for Scottie Ventures and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity where he has served as the philanthropy and fundraising chair. He is also a PAC honor roll and UAA All-Academic honoree.
Hubbard is a mechanical engineering & robotics major with a 3.93 GPA and was named first team All-UAA and honorable mention All-PAC. The senior who was nagged by injuries all season, rushed for 542 yards on 106 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranked fourth in the PAC. In the Tartans first game of the season at Rochester, he rushed for a career-best 190 yards on 20 carries. The senior also has nine kick returns this season for 256 yards including a school record 95-yard return for a score. Hubbard is a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, which is undergraduate seniors who embody Carnegie Mellon’s high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. They are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership. Hubbard is a member of Carnegie Mellon’s SAAC and a Student Athlete Academic Achievement Honoree in 2017. He has interned for Aerojet Rocketdyne and Marvin Engineering and is currently a research assistant for the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute.
Kumm, who was named D3football.com All-South Region Second Team and received All-PAC and All-UAA First Team accolades, is a finance major in the Tepper School of Business and carries a 3.68 GPA. He finished the season as the Tartans leading receiver with 638 yards, seven touchdowns and 49 receptions. He recorded three 100-yard receiving contests with a career-best 115 yards in the season finale against Geneva. In the win, Kumm also posted career-bests with a school record 11 receptions and added two touchdowns. He ranked fifth in the PAC in receptions per game (4.9) and seventh in receiving yards per game (63.8) while ranking 10th in scoring with 42 points. Kumm has received PAC and UAA Academic honors on three occasions. He has volunteered for the 1,000+ Service Day initiative at Carnegie Mellon and has worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Jefferies LLC and for Equity Research as a Summer Analyst at Robotti Securities & Company in New York. The senior has also studied a semester abroad at ICN Business School Artem in France.
Mellott, carries a 4.00 GPA as a business administration major and finished the season ranked sixth on the Tartans with 22 solo tackles and eighth with 36 total. The junior is the president of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, a member of the Tepper Finance Group and a member of the Carnegie Mellon Wall Street Club. He has been a Wealth Management intern at Merrill Lynch and worked as an Equity Research Analyst for Robotti Securities & Company in New York.
The Tartans 56 all-time honorees also ranks fifth among all of college football, Division I, II, III and NAIA.