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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information


Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: January 09, 2017
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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ- For the second straight year, Monmouth senior wide receiver Darren Ambush (Dickerson, MD/Urbana) has been named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.


Ambush, a standout wide receiver for the Hawks, was one of 44 FCS players named to the prestigious academic team. The Dickerson, MD native owns a 3.53 grade point average and is set to graduate in May with a degree in homeland security.


On the field Ambush earned Second Team All-Big South honors after finishing third among conference players in receiving yards (588) and second in receptions (49). His 1,315 all-purpose yards was second in the conference while setting the Monmouth single season kickoff return record with 678 yards in 2016.


Athletically, he finished his career a two-time all-big south selection with 2,573 all-purpose yards. Ambush ranks seventh in touchdown receptions, sixth in reception yardage and is tied for fourth all-time at Monmouth with 121 receptions. He earned Dean’s List honors multiple times in addition to being named to the FCS Academic All-Star team last year.  He is Monmouth’s fourth multiple-time winner of the award, joining Kevin Walsh (07-08), Andrew Musick (08-09) and Andrew Sutton (11-12). Ambush was one of three Big South players on the 2016 squad.


Football players from all Football Championship Subdivision institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. He must have reached his second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position.


About the FCS ADA: Now in its 23rd year, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance Football Championship Subdivision football. For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit The FCS ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 52nd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit

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