Snow College's football team ended the season with a disappointing loss in the Top of the Mountains Bowl at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Dec. 1, but the Badgers got consolation prizes in the final rankings and All-American selections.
The 11-1 Badgers, who held the No. 1 spot for eight straight weeks before falling to Butler Community College (Kansas) 56-27, finished in the No. 3 spot of the season-ending NJCAA/JC Football.com Poll.
It was also announced Monday that six Badgers received All-American recognition. Offensive lineman Andrew Mitchell, defensive lineman Coleby Clawson and linebacker Josh Sharp were each named first-team All-Americans.
Defensive back Andrew Rich and running back Soni Sotele, who missed the bowl game with an injured calf, earned second-team All-American honors. Defensive lineman Tevita Hola was named honorable mention.
Three of the Badgers have already committed to colleges next season. Clawson and Hola are headed to BYU, while Mitchell has agreed to play at Oklahoma State.
"We had an amazing season and all these guys deserve this," said Snow coach Steve Coburn. "I am proud of the entire team for the season we put together."
Pollsters ended up giving previously second-ranked Butler (12-0) a share of the national title with co-champion Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.