Gunnar Orcutt (Omaha), a former Peru State football player, was a finalist for the recently announced 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year for the College Division.
 
Senior men's basketball player Kyle Steigenga of Cornerstone University has been named as the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-America® of the Year for the College Division, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® College Division teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. This the seventh year that CoSIDA has named College Division Academic All-America® teams.
 
Women's track & field/cross country runner Leah Esposito (Carroll College) earned the College Division Academic All-America® of the Year the past two years. Park University women's volleyball player Wanessa Siqueira captured the award in 2014-15. Men's soccer player Stephen Lunney (Martin Methodist College) collected the honor in 2013-14. Women's soccer player Mia Persson (Lindsey Wilson College) earned the award in 2012-13 while Jamie Achten of the Lee University women's soccer team was selected in 2011-12.