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Big East all-academic team

Cincinnati linebacker JK Schaffer has been chosen as the 2011 Big East Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, one of a record 182 players to be honored on the league's all-academic team.

The selection was made by the conference’s academic affairs committee and is presented on the basis of academic credentials and athletic performance. Schaffer will receive a $2,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. A student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and have completed at least 18 credit hours to be considered.

Syracuse led the league with a school-record 28 players on the all-academic team. Team co-captain Kevyn Scott was honored for the fourth time, while seven earned the recognition for the third time time in their career.

West Virginia was next with 27, and Rutgers had 26.

For a complete list of the players honored, click here.