Award-winners and national leaders headline The Sports Network preseason All-America teams announced Monday. 

Among the top honorees were Towson running back Terrance West and New Hampshire linebacker Matt Evans, along with Indiana State running back Shakir Bell.   

BY CONFERENCE*
NAME NO NAME NO
CAA 15 MEAC 3
Big Sky 14 Patriot League 3
Southland 14 Pioneer League 3
Southern  13 SWAC 3
Missouri Valley 9 Ivy League 2
Ohio Valley 7 Northeast 2
Big South 5    
* - includes first, second and third team

The ISU junior led the nation a year ago with 151.8 rushing yards per game (1,670 rushing yards in 11 games) while finishing tied for second for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). 

West was the 2011 Jerry Rice Award winner as the nation's top freshman. In his first collegiate season, he rushed for 1,294 and 29 touchdowns, leading the country in rushing scores.

Evans won the Buck Buchanan Award as a junior when he led the country with 7.67 solo tackles per game, racking a total of 165 stops on the year.

Along with the talented trio, 11 other players return to the preseason squad after being named TSN first-team All-Americans following the 2011 campaign.

National champion North Dakota State, which beat Sam Houston State 17-6 for the 2011 title, had one player -- cornerback Marcus Williams -- named to the first team. SHSU has plenty of talent returning as it had three players -- safety Darnell Taylor , RB Tim Flanders and WR/KR Richard Sincere -- on the first team while adding one on the second and third team, respectively. 

Complete TSN preseason All-America teams

THE SPORTING NETWORK FIRST-TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
OFFENSE
PLAYER SCHOOL POS YEAR
Brad Sorensen Southern Utah QB Sr.
Shakir Bell Indiana State RB Jr.
Timothy Flanders Sam Houston State RB Jr.
Terrance West Towson RB So.
Eric Breitenstein Wofford FB Sr.
Nicholas Edwards Eastern Washington WR Sr.
Aaron Mellette Elon WR Sr.
Ryan Spadola Lehigh WR Sr.
Colin Anderson Furman TE Sr.
Aaron Adams Eastern Kentucky T Sr.
Blake Matthews Norfolk State T Sr.
Malcolm Boyd Liberty G Sr.
Earl Watford James Madison G Sr.
Gavin Farr Southern Utah C Jr.
Richard Sincere Sam Houston State AP Jr.
Zach Brown Portland State PK Sr.
Kevin Fogg Liberty KR Sr.
DEFENSE
PLAYER SCHOOL POS YEAR
Ben Obaseki Indiana State DE Sr.
Blake Olijaro San Diego DE Jr.
Zach Minter Montana State DT Sr.
Brent Russell Georgia Southern DT Sr.
Matt Evans New Hampshire LB Sr.
Jeremy Kimbrough Appalachian State LB Sr.
Blake Peiffer Southeast Missouri State LB Jr.
Keith Pough Howard LB Sr.
Demetrius McCray Appalachian State CB Sr.
Marcus Williams North Dakota State CB Jr.
Kejuan Riley Alabama State S Sr.
Darnell Taylor Sam Houston State S Sr.
Jonathan Plisco Old Dominion P Sr.
Darius Carey McNeese State PR Sr.