Eleven Football Players Named Academic All-Big 12

Nov. 21, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas football team placed 11 student-athletes on the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 team conference officials announced Tuesday. Seven Jayhawks were named to the first team while four members of the club earned second team accolades.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the football academic all-league team consisted of 92 first team members combined with 54 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

KU’s 2006 Academic All-Big 12 First Team members
Dane Broadie, Sr., Accounting
Russell Brorsen, So., Chemistry
Jeff Foster, Jr., Exercise Science
Zack Hood, Sr., History
Jonathan Lamb, Sr., Anthropology
John Larson, So., Economics
Scott Webb, Jr., Sport and Fitness Management

KU’s 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team members
Matt Mann, Sr., Accounting
Sadiq Muhammed, Jr., Community Health
Mike Rivera, So., Communication Studies
Jake Schermer, Fr., Business