Hoosier Trio Earns Academic All-District Honors
Nov. 5, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana junior quarterback Ben Chappell, senior long snapper Brandon Bugg and junior running back Trea Burgess earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V team, it was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Chappell, an accounting major with a 3.7 grade point average, became the 12th Hoosier to reach the 3,000-yard passing mark in his career (3,069) and the 12th to eclipse 2,000 yards (2,054) in a single season this past weekend at Iowa. He is eighth on Indiana's single-season completions chart (188), ninth on the career completions list (269) and ninth in the single-season attempts rankings (303). Chappell sits fourth in the Big Ten in completion percentage (62.0), fourth with 228.2 yards per game and fifth in total offense (225.3). He is 188-of-303 on the season and has 10 touchdown tosses and two rush TDs.
Bugg has served as the team's long snapper in all nine games this season and for the entire 2008 campaign. The Mishawaka, Ind., native holds a 3.60 GPA in the IU Kelley School of Business MBA program.
Burgess rushed for a career-high 59 yards with one touchdown and a 4.5 average earlier this season at Akron. A junior out of Jeffersonville, Ind., he has rushed for 106 yards to go along with a pair of scores in 2009. Burgess is a telecommunications major and cards a 3.47 grade point average.
Indiana is one of just four schools with three first team members in District V, joining Northwestern, Southern Illinois and Butler. To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least his second year of athletic eligibility, be a first team or key performer and carry a cumulative 3.30 grade point average.
The trio will now be placed on the ballot for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.
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