Nineteen Huskers Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

By NU Athletic Communications
Todd Peterson became just the eighth, four-time first-team academic All-Big 12 pick in school history.
Todd Peterson became just the eighth, four-time first-team academic All-Big 12 pick in school history.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska had 19 players named to the Academic All-Big 12 team as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Among the honorees are 13 first-team selections, with another six Huskers named to the second-team academic All-Big 12 squad. Nebraska’s 19 honorees were the second-highest total in the Big 12 Conference.

Highlighting the Nebraska honorees are seniors Todd Peterson and Tyler Wortman and sophomore Thomas Grove.  Wortman and Grove were among six student-athletes throughout the Big 12 who were recognized for having 4.0 grade-point averages either throughout their college careers or over the past calendar year. Peterson became the eighth football student-athlete in school history to be a four-time, first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection, most recently Trevor Johnson and Judd Davies from 2000 to 2003.

In addition to Peterson’s fourth honor, four seniors were honored for the third time in their careers—first-teamers Clayton Sievers, Nate Swift and Dan Titchener and second-team selection Zach Potter. Wortman and junior receiver Wes Cammack were each recognized by the conference for the second time in their NU careers, while Grove led a group of 12 players who earned recognition for the first time.

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.

Nebraska First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Selections

Wes Cammack, Jr., Agricultural Engineering, DeWitt, Neb.

Joe Ganz, Sr., Business Administration, Palos Heights, Ill.

Thomas Grove, So., Pre-Medicine, Arlington, Neb.

Ryan Hill, RFr., Business Administration, Arvada, Colo.

Marcel Jones, RFr., Undeclared, Phoenix, Ariz.

Adi Kunalic, So., Communication Studies, Fort Worth, Texas

Blake Lawrence, So., Marketing, Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Todd Peterson, Sr., Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Grand Island, Neb.

Clayton Sievers, Sr., Communication Studies, Elkhorn, Neb.

Nate Swift, Sr., Construction Management, Hutchinson, Minn.

Lance Thorell, RFr., Undeclared, Loomis, Neb.

Dan Titchener, Sr., Accounting, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Tyler Wortman, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Grand Island, Neb.


Nebraska First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Selections

Curenski Gilleylen, RFr., Civil Engineering, Leander, Texas

Eric Hagg, So., Undeclared, Peoria, Ariz.

Niles Paul, So., Undeclared, Omaha, Neb.

Zach Potter, Sr., Communication Studies, Omaha, Neb.

Ty Steinkuhler, Sr., Criminal Justice, Lincoln, Neb.

Latravis Washington, So., Undeclared, Bradenton, Fla.





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