Michigan football team puts 11 on Academic All-Big Ten squad
The Big Ten honored 788 fall sports student-athletes Wednesday as members of the conference's Academic All-Big Ten squad.
The Michigan football team had 11 players make the grade.
Michigan's honorees were junior safety Matt Cavanaugh, senior linebacker J.B. Fitzgerald, sophomore long snapper Jareth Glanda, sophomore linebacker Cam Gordon, senior defensive tackle Will Heininger, senior safety Zac Johnson, junior safety Jordan Kovacs, senior fullback John McColgan, redshirt freshman tight end Ricardo Miller, junior offensive lineman Patrick Omameh and junior defensive end Craig Roh.
To qualify for the team, players must be letterwinners in at least their second year at their respective institutions, and carry a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.
Northwestern led the conference with 31 football mentions. Michigan's 11 award-winners was tied for second-fewest in the league. Ohio State had fewer with 10.
The Academic All-Big Ten football team breakdown is as follows:
Northwestern 31, Nebraska 27, Indiana 24, Purdue 20, Penn State 19, Minnesota 18, Wisconsin 17, Iowa 14, Michigan State 13, Illinois 11, Michigan 11, Ohio State 10.
Michigan had academic honorees in six other sports:
Eileen Brandes, Samantha Gray, Lauren Hauge, Rachael Mack, Ainsley McCallister, Leslie Smith.
Nkem Ezurike, Kristen Goncalves, Emily Jaffe, Haley Kopmeyer, Courtney Mercier, Kim Siebert, Clare Stachel, Karin Thomas, Keyana Thompsonâ€Shaw, Shelina Zadorsky.
Latif Alashe, Tim Bergsma, Brian Klemczak, Eric Leifland, Tyler Leppek, Nick Lewin, Adam Shaw.
Jennifer Cross, Sloane Donhoff, Lexi Erwin, Courtney Fletcher, Alex Hunt, Brittany Lee, Michelle McMahon.
Men's cross country
Bobby Aprill, Craig Forys, Derek Henning, Zach Ornelas, James Yau.
Women's cross country
Rebecca Addison, Erica Crane, Lindsey Hilton, Mary Grace Pellegrini, Taylor Pogue, Chloe Prince, Jillian Smith, Danielle Tauro, Megan Weschler.