The mark bested the team's previous high GPA of 2.717 set during the Spring 2013 semester.
The post-season honor is the first for Highland and second this year for Underwood.
Illinois State will wrap up the regular season next Saturday at Southern Illinois looking to secure its fifth-straight winning season.
The game will be the 17th in the series between the two schools.
Underwood, Neukirch and Highland named preseason all-Americans once again.
2013: Second-Team FCS All-America Team selection by The Sports Network at longsnapper ... played in all 11 games and was not credited with a bad snap all season ... also added a tackle and recovered a fumble at North Dakota State.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games as the team's primary longsnapper ... was not credited with a bad snap all season ... recorded first career tackle against Missouri State.
2011: Played in two games as the team's backup longsnapper.
Bloomington Central Catholic HS: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Bobby Moews ... was the team's starting center and longsnapper and was named the team's lineman of the year ... all-conference honorable mention selection as a senior ... recorded six special teams tackles and recovered two fumbles ... also started at center and served as the team's longsnapper as a junior when it won the state championship ... was the team's longsnapper as a sophomore when BCC was the state runner-up ... also a standout baseball player ... named an all-conference honorable mention selection as a pitcher as a senior.
Personal: Born January 4, 1992, in Normal, Ill. ... son of Dan and Pam Highland ... has two sisters, Danielle and Kelli ... father, Dan, serves as a member of the bench crew at football and men's and women's basketball games at ISU... uncle, Tim, played baseball at Olivet Nazarene ... plans to major in broadcast journalism.