INDIANAPOLIS - Shenandoah University ended the 2011 football regular season with the top ranked defense in the USA South in statistical rankings released this week by the NCAA.
The Hornets defense, under the direction of coordinator Brock McCullough and defensive backs coach Tyrone Bell, completed the 2011 season tops in the USA South in total defense, 288.00 yards, scoring defense, 22.80 points, and pass defense, 151.20 yards.
Shenandoah also leads the league in tackles for loss and sacks.
Nationally, SU is ninth in tackles for loss, 33rd in total defense, 29th in pass defense, 49th in sacks and 94th in scoring defense.
Offensively, Shenandoah led the USA South in both passing and scoring offense with 237.40 yards and 32.60 points, respectively.
Senior Rico Wallace and his 124.10 receiving yards per game is the Hornets top individual national ranking - he is currently seventh in Division III in this category.
In the league, Wallace led in receiving yards per game and touchdowns and quarterback Daniel Wright in passing yards and touchdowns while also finishing third in rushing TDs.