Six first-team selections for OU football on Big 12 squad
DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford both made the Big 12 All-Academic First Team.
Nov. 25, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. -
Twelve Oklahoma players, including six first-team selections, were announced Tuesday as part of the Big 12 Conference's All-Academic Team.
The Big 12 Conference has named 137 student-athletes to the 2008 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team, the league office announced.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and its media relations offices, the football academic all-league squad consisted of 91 first team members combined with 46 on the second team.
First team members have recorded a 3.20 or better GPA, while the second team are those with a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative or in the two previous semesters and 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.
Oklahoma players honored include...
Sam Bradford, So., Finance, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Matt Clapp, Jr., Planned Program, Ohienix, Ariz.
Alan Davis, Sr., Human Relations, Colleyville, Texas
Auston English, Jr., Social Science and Organizational Studies, Canadian, Texas
Derek Gove, Sr., Communications, Carrollton, Texas
Mike Knall, Sr., Human Relations, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Travis Lewis, Fr., Undeclared, San Antonio, Texas
DeMarco Murray, So., Communications, Las Vegas, Nev.
Sam Proctor, Fr., Undeclared, Pearland, Texas
Carter Whitson, Jr., Science Education, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Joey Halzle, Sr., Human Relations, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Desmond Jackson, Fr., Undeclared, Seguin, Texas
Kyle Johnson, Sr., Petroleum Engineering, Konawa, Okla.
Jimmy Stevens, Fr., Undeclared, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Trent Ratterree, Fr., Health and Sports Science, Weatherford, Okla.
Adrian Taylor, So., Sociology, Mansfield, Texas
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