A manufacturing engineering major who owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.91, Gensler wrapped up his Robert Morris career in 2006 by being named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team. He finished fourth on the club in tackles with 65, including a team-best 23 for a loss that totaled 106 yards.
Gensler also led the NEC in sacks with 11, helping him tie the Robert Morris single-season record originally established in 1997 by former defensive lineman Jason Spencer (1994-97). Thanks to his 11 sacks in 2006, Gensler established a new RMU career record in the category with 19, eclipsing Spencer’s mark of 17. Overall on his career as a four-year starter Gensler finished with 183 tackles, including 75 solo.
To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
Under the tutelage of Joe Walton, RMU’s only head coach in the program’s 13-year history, the Colonials posted an overall record of 7-4 in 2006, including a mark of 5-2 in the NEC. Robert Morris finished in a second-place tie in the league standings with Albany and Stony Brook.