McCloud was recognized by the National Football Foundations Hampshire Honor Society for his academic performance and excellence in intercollegiate football.
I am very honored to have received this award, as well as blessed to have been surrounded by so much support at Montana Western, from athletics to academics, McCloud said.
Montana Campus Compact honored McCloud and 14 other Montana students during halftime of the Brawl of the Wild football game between University of Montana and Montana State University for their achievements in academics, athletics and volunteerism.
McCloud has also been recognized in the past as three time Frontier Conference defensive all-conference team selection, Frontier Conference academic all-conference, 2014 pre-season NAIA All-American, AFCA NAIA All-American and NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete.
A native of Manhattan, Mont., McCloud finished his senior year with 60 tackles and five interceptions that ranked him in the top 20 nationally for interceptions per game. In his four-year career as a Bulldog, McCloud accumulated 246 tackles, 13 interceptions and two blocked kicks.
McCloud also serves as a volunteer coach and youth mentor.
He will graduate in December of 2015 with a degree in K-12 art education and a minor in K-12 health and physical education.
Montana Campus Compact is Montanas largest higher education network and works to improve community life by educating students for civic and social responsibility.