Nov. 18, 2010
WACO, Texas -
Seven Baylor football student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, as announced Thursday by the conference office.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III (sophomore; political science), punter Derek Epperson (senior; business administration) and running back Terrance Ganaway (junior; general studies) were named to the first team with GPAs of 3.20 or higher.
Defensive tackle Chris Buford (senior; general studies), place kicker Ben Parks (junior; health science studies), defensive end Zac Scotton (junior; political science) and quarterback Brody Trahan (freshman; general studies) earned second-team honors with GPAs ranging from 3.00 to 3.19.
Epperson was named to the first team for the third consecutive year, while Parks and Scotton were named to the second team for the second straight season. Scotton was also a first-team honoree during his redshirt freshman season in 2008.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and its media relations or athletic communications offices, the 2010 football academic all-league squad consisted of 100 first-team members and 70 on the second team.
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 their team's scheduled contests. True 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.
Baylor (7-4, 4-3 Big 12) closes out the regular season when the Bears host No. 16/14 Oklahoma (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN2.