Eight UM Football Players Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team

Submitted by FL on December 2nd, 2010 at 3:18 PM

From mgoblue.com:

Eight U-M football players earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including redshirt freshman starting safety/linebacker Cameron Gordon (Detroit, Mich./Inkster) and redshirt sophomore starting offensive lineman Patrick Omameh (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales). Redshirt junior offensive lineman Zac Ciullo (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) also earned his first spot on the academic team. He will forego his fifth year of eligibility and enroll in U-M's Law School next fall.

Football (8)
Zac Ciullo, Sr., LS&A Honors, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
John Ferrara, Sr., History, Staten Island, N.Y.
J.B. Fitzgerald, Jr., Sport Management, Princeton Junction, N.J.
Cameron Gordon, So., General Studies, Detroit, Mich.
Will Heininger, Sr., Sport Management, Ann Arbor, Mich.
John McColgan, Sr., Economics, Saginaw, Mich.
Patrick Omameh, Jr., Sociology, Columbus, Ohio
Joe Reynolds, So., LS&A/Undeclared, Rochester, Mich.




December 2nd, 2010 at 3:22 PM ^

Question.  What constitues academic all-big ten?  A certain grade point average or do they look at the average across the division and set a bench mark for people who made it and who are below?  I have no idea so I was just wondering.


December 2nd, 2010 at 5:37 PM ^

Why does the Academic All Big Ten thing say he's a sociology major but his mgoblue profile says he's in the college of engineering?

EDIT: NVM some mgocreeper umich directory stalking says he's in LSA as a sociology major.


December 2nd, 2010 at 3:34 PM ^

Congratulations to those who made it.  Not sure how the Academic All Big Ten Team works, but 8 guys sounds like a lot.  I think Rich Rod has done a good job stressing academics with this team, and I know it's one of the criteria DB is using to evaluate the coach.