Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Six from Big 12 earn top academic honor
By ESPN.com staff
Sixty athletes from the Big 12 were awarded the Dr. Gerald Lage Award, the highest honor for academics in the Big 12.
Of those, six were football players.
From the Big 12:
In order to be eligible for the accolade, student-athletes must have lettered at least once in their career while maintaining residence at their institution for at least one academic year. The honoree, which can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination.
Here's who was awarded the honor:
- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
- Quinn Mecham, QB, Kansas
- Jimmy Costello, QB, Missouri
- De'Vion Moore, RB, Missouri
- Heath Hohmann, RB, Texas
- Jake Russell, LB, Texas A&M
Well done, guys. Here's the full list of athletes.