Hoosiers Continue Academic Success
Jan. 6, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Twenty-eight football Hoosiers recorded a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the 2008 fall semester. That number accounts for 26 percent of the roster.
Thirty players (33 percent) now hold cumulative GPAs over 3.0. This comes on the heels of a school-record 22 Hoosier football student-athletes earning Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Student-athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better to be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection.
A total of 77 Hoosier student-athletes were honored by the league, which ranked second behind Ohio State's 80. IU's football team led the way with its 22 honorees followed by the cross country teams with 16 and field hockey with 14. The women's soccer team garnered 12 honorees, while the men's soccer team pulled in 10 and the volleyball team had three players honored.
Chris Adkins, Leon Beckum, Brandon Bugg, Trea Burgess, Ben Chappell, Zach Davis-Walker, Max Dedmond, Taylor Donnell, Matt Ernest, Mitchell Evans, Bruce Hampton, Jammie Kirlew, Joe Kleinsmith, Alex Perry, Mike Reiter, Tyler Replogle, Jeff Sanders, Pete Saxon, Austin Starr, Collin Taylor, Eric Thomas and Brian Zematis represented the football team.
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