Contini, Vargo Tabbed As Academic All-Americans

Contini, Vargo Tabbed As Academic All-Americans

AUSTIN, Texas – Ohio Dominican football seniors Cory Contini (Dover, Ohio) and Robert Vargo (Martins Ferry, Ohio) were named First Team Google Cloud Academic All-Americans on Tuesday.

Contini is the only current Division II football student-athlete to be a three-time First Team Academic All-American pick.

Contini, who carries a 3.90 GPA in accounting, caught 54 passes for 950 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 17.6 yards per catch. He was named the G-MAC Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Great Midwest, and First Team All-Super Region One.

His 16 TDs were the third most in the country in the regular season. He set school records with 3,239 career yards and 38 receiving TDs, and his 39 TDs scored are also a record. Contini caught at least one TD in nine games this year, with three multi-TD performances. He was last year's G-MAC Offensive Back of the Year.

Vargo, a 3.96 sport management major, keyed an offense that ranked 14th in the country in scoring (40.5 points per game) and total offense (439.1 yards per game.) He was named First Team All-Great Midwest for his efforts this fall. ODU was also 22nd nationally in third-down conversions (45.2 percent) and 39th in sacks allowed, while leading the country in completion percentage and ranking second in passing efficiency. Vargo made 35 starts in his career at right and left tackle.

Ohio Dominican finished the season with a 9-2 record and went 6-2 in the G-MAC. The Panthers were ranked as high as No. 12 nationally this year and appeared in the regional rankings every week. ODU has won at least seven games in every season since 2011.

Contact: Scott Miles
miless@ohiodominican.edu