57 - Mark Cronin
Mark Cronin
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Holstein, Iowa
High School: Galva-Holstein
Position: LB

Notes
• 3-year letterwinner (2009, 10, 11)
• 2nd Team Preseason All-American (2012)
• 2nd Team All-Conference (2011)
• Academic All-District (2011)
• 2-time Academic All-Conference (2010, 11)
• IIAC Defensive Player of the Week (Wartburg, 10/16/11)

Career-Highs
Tackles: 13 (three times)
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 (at Loras, 9/24/11)
Sacks: 2.0 (at Loras, 9/24/11)
Pass Breakups: 2 (twice)

2012 (senior)
Named Preseason All-American (2nd team) by USA Football News.

2011 (junior)
Named second team all-conference, academic all-district and academic all-conference ... also named Team Defensive MVP ... led team in tackles (100), pass breakups (7) and forced fumbles (3) ... tied for the team-lead in sacks (5) ... second on the team in tackles for loss (10) ... made a season-high 13 tackles on 3 occasions ... made 12 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and had a sack against St. Olaf (10/10) ... made 7 tackles (all solo) and 3 tackles for loss with 2 sacks against Loras (9/24) ... named IIAC Defensive Player of the Week on 10/16 after making 13 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, forcing a fumble and breaking up 2 passes ... tied a season-high with 13 tackles including 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, a forced fumble and 2 pass breakups against Buena Vista (11/5) ... earned a varsity letter.

2010 (sophomore)
Lettered ... started all 10 games at linebacker ... named academic all-conference ... ranked third on the team with 61 total tackles including 7.5 for loss and four sacks ... intercepted one pass and broke up three ... made a season-high 11 tackles against Dubuque on Oct. 16, including two tackles for loss.

2009 (freshman)
Lettered ... appeared in eight games ... made 20 tackles (13 solo), including 2.5 tackles for loss ... tallied a season-high six tackles at Coe on Oct. 24.

High School
A 2009 graduate of Galva-Holstein High School ... coached by Donald Faulkenberry ... earned first team All-District honors as a junior and a senior ... named Academic All-State as a senior ... named honoable mention all-district as a sophomore ... also lettered in baseball, basketball and track ... earned Academic All-State honors in basketball and baseball as a senior ... a two-time first team All-Conference pick in baseball ... qualified for the state track meet in the shot put ... a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Born Oct. 24, 1990 ... son of Joe and Peg Cronin ... has three siblings: Shelley (29), David (27), and Michael (25) ... majoring in economics with an emphasis in finance ... earned Simpson's Feyerharm Award in 2011-12 as the Outstanding Junior in Accounting ... named to both the Dean's and President's List as a freshman, sophomore and junior.