SPOKANE, Wash. – Hero Sports has named Whitworth University senior quarterback Ian Kolste a second team preseason NCAA Division III All-American.
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Kolste is coming off of a record-setting season in 2016 for the Pirates. He completed 351 of 488 passes for 3,790 yards with 29 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Kolste led all of NCAA Division III in pass completions per game, passing yards and passing yards per game (379.0). He set Whitworth team records for pass attempts, pass completions, completion percentage (71.9), passing yards, total offense (3,831) and he tied a team record for touchdown passes. With a full season still to play, Kolste has already set the school record for career pass completions (710).
The Pirates are 17-4 over the last two seasons with Kolste as the full-time starting QB.
Whitworth will open the 2017 season with Kolste behind center on September 2nd at Central College (Iowa).