Big Ten Leads All Conferences with Eight Academic All-Americans in Football
Nov. 29, 2007
The Big Ten leads all conferences with eight student-athletes named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America football teams. Six of the Big Ten's eight honorees were chosen for the first team, which also topped all conferences. The Big 12 ranked second with four first-team selections.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be in at least his second year of athletic eligibility, be a first team or key performer and carry a cumulative 3.20 grade point average.