Dec. 6, 2010
WACO, Texas - Six Baylor football student-athletes have been added to the Academic All-Big 12 teams. Combined with seven Baylor student-athletes seven who were honored on Nov. 18, 13 Bears made this year's Academic All-Big 12 teams.
Offensive lineman Jake Jackson (sophomore; speech communications), linebacker Logan Lanier (sophomore; finance) and tight end Erik Wolfe (freshman; general studies) were added to the first team with GPAs of 3.20 or higher, giving Baylor six first-team members.
Cornerback Ahmad Jenkins (senior; mechanical engineering), linebacker Chris McAllister (freshman; communications specialist) and wide receiver Andrew Sumpter (senior; general studies) were added to the second team.
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 103 first-team members and 73 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 (7-5, 4-4 Big 12) has accepted a bid to play Illinois (6-6, 4-4 Big Ten) in the 2010 Texas Bowl, snapping a 16-year bowl drought for the Bears football program. The game, which is scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. CST on Dec. 29, will be televised live nationally on ESPN. For tickets, call the Baylor Athletics Ticket Office or visit BaylorBears.com.
BAYLOR ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 HONOREES
Derek Epperson (first team; business administration)
Robert Griffin III (first team; political science)
Terrance Ganaway (first team; general studies)
Jake Jackson (first team; speech communications)
Logan Lanier (first team; finance)
Erik Wolfe (first team; general studies)
Chris Buford (second team; general studies)
Ahmad Jenkins (second team; mechanical engineering)
Chris McAllister (second team; communications specialist)
Ben Parks (second team; health science studies)
Zac Scotton (second team; political science)
Andrew Sumpter (second team; general studies)
Brody Trahan (second team; general studies)