national champs baby
SI releases it's
All-SEC errr... All-American teams. 3 B1G players on first team (Ball, Wagner, Short) and three on second team (T. Gholston, Burkhead, and Wisc OL Frederick). Lewan not featured on first or second teams.
Alabama places 3 OL on first or second team.
Ten Michigan student-athletes have been named National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award recipients.
Eight University of Michigan football players from the 2009-10 season, one baseball player and one men's track and field athlete were named All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award recipients from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) on March 31.
Former football players Stevie Brown and Brandon Graham were joined on the list by senior Stephen Schilling, juniors David Molk, Brandon Herron, Mike Martin, Junior Hemingway, sophomore Michael Cox, fifth-year senior Nick Urban from baseball and junior Frank Shotwell from men's track and field.
Congratulations to the awardees and the S&C coaching staff. The link provides some great quotes from the S&C coaches on the awardees.
I posted this in comments on one of Brian's articles but thought I would start a thread on it.
It's great that Graham and Mesko made 2nd team AA on AP, but did anyone else think the SEC and Big 12 were over represented? Without getting into individual selections, the two conferences combined for 18 of the 25 spots on the first team. The ACC (2), Pac-10 (1), Big 10 (1) and Big East combined for four spots. TCU, Idaho and Notre Dame claimed the other three spots. Somewhere in the recent past (is this the first year?) the AP switched its selection process from basically all the sportswriters at papers and broadcast stations that are part of the AP, which is hundreds of voters (I even got to vote when I wrote for the Daily back in the day) to one with a committee of about 15-20 selectors. This move seems like a bad one to me, based on these results.
Here is a link to the AP team