Manchester University senior wide receiver Kurt Monix (Crown Point, Ind.) was recently named to the Team Stars and Stripes roster for the 2012 Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars). The game will be played at La Fortaleza Azul (The Blue Fortress) against the CONADEIP All-Stars, players drawn from the national conference of private schools in Mexico, in Guadalajara, Mexico at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 15.
Monix is one of 44 student-athletes honored, while Manchester University is one of 26 NCAA Division III programs listed on Team Stars and Stripes. The Spartan senior co-captain adds this award to his team Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Wide Receiver accolades and his third all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honor. Monix finished his Black and Gold career ranked fifth in career receptions, sixth in career receiving yardage and tied for eighth in career touchdown catches.
This year's game is the fourth in the annual meeting organized by Global Football. Team Stars and Stripes looks to avenge a 45-27 loss suffered last year.