Five Football Players Named Academic All-America
(AUSTIN, Texas) – The historic fall for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Program got even better on Tuesday, as a program-record five football athletes were honored with selections to the 2022 Academic All-America football teams, selected by the College Sports Communicators. Three Tartans were named to the first team with two more selected to the second team.
The three first-team honorees are junior linebacker Robert Coury, senior defensive end Ben Coyne and junior offensive lineman Dustin Moss while sophomore wide receiver Ben Condemi and junior linebacker Thomas Coury landed spots on the second team.
Carnegie Mellon's five recipients mark the most in a single year for the program and 10th time that at least three have been recognized in the same season. The program now has 66 total Academic All-Americans, ranking first in Division III and third among all of college football across Divisions I, II, III and NAIA.
Robert Coury carries a 3.94 GPA as a double major in mechanical and biomedical engineering and was named to three different All-American teams - American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Associated Press (AP) and D3football.com. The first-team all-PAC selection led the team in tackles (99) and tackles for a loss (18.0) while ranking second with 8.5 sacks. He ranked second in the PAC in tackles for loss, third in total tackles and fifth in sacks. Coury's 18.0 tackles for loss ranked 26th in Division III. The inside linebacker also forced a fumble and recorded four pass breakups this season. Off the field, he has been a manufacturing engineer intern for Mack Trucks, a subsidiary of Volvo Group. He is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, the Sports Analytics Club and Cru at Carnegie Mellon. Coury has volunteered at the Western Spring Sectional competition of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.
Coyne is a business administration major with a 3.83 GPA and was named first team All-PAC and second team D3football.com All-Region 2. He ended the regular season second in the PAC with 9.5 sacks for a loss of 54 yards. He also tabbed a total of 13.5 tackles for loss of 61 yards, which ranked fifth-best in the league. The senior recorded 50 total tackles, 25 solo, and recorded the first two interceptions of his career, forced a fumble and recovering another. He is a member of Scottie Ventures Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the Sports Analytics Club. Coyne has interned at Draper Triangle Ventures, Highmark Health and Covestro in a data analytics. He recently accepted a job with Deloitte as a Strategy Consulting Analyst.
Moss has achieved perfection in the classroom and carries a 4.00 GPA as a mechanical engineering and robotics major. The junior started all 12 games for the Cardinal and Gray at offensive guard. He is a member of the Space Robotics and Rocket Command clubs at Carnegie Mellon. Moss interned as a mechanical engineer for Lockheed Martin this past summer and recently accepted a Mechanical Propulsion Engineering intern position with the company in Denver Colorado.
Thomas Coury is a mechanical engineering major with a 3.89 GPA and was named second team All-PAC. He ranked second on the team with 83 tackles and ended the season with four passes defended, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a blocked punt, and a blocked field goal. His blocked punt was returned for a touchdown at Thiel. He is a member of Undergraduate Consulting Club, Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, the Sports Analytics Club and Cru at Carnegie Mellon. Coury has volunteered at the Western Spring Sectional competition of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. Coury has also been an engineering/project management intern for Curtiss-Wright.
Condemi, a statistics and machine learning major, also carries an unblemished 4.0 GPA. He finished the season as the Tartans' second leading receiver with 40 receptions for 554 yards and three touchdowns. The sophomore is a member of Steel City Naval Reserve Officers Training Program (NROTC) with a class rank of #1. He was a nominee for USAA NROTC NCO Excellence Award and is a member of Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), as well as the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Condemi has interned for Hadron Strategies. He also volunteered at the Western Spring Sectional competition of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.