Eric Fattig Named Academic All-America

June 22, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior long jumper Eric Fattig was named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Men’s Track and Field Second Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Fattig, who recently earned All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, sports a perfect 4.0 grade point average while pursuing a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. He already completed a bachelor’s degree in physics engineering at KU, also with a perfect 4.0 gpa.

The Kearney, Neb., native turned in a personal best jump of 7.60 meters (24-11.75 ft.) on April 30 at the Arkansas Twilight meet and advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time in his career.

Off the track, Fattig is a four-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and also earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-America honors in 2008. Fattig was named the Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Award earlier this spring.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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