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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Big Ten boasts 8 Academic All-Americans

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

For the fifth consecutive season, the Big Ten led all conferences with eight players named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America teams, which were announced today. The Big Ten leads all leagues with six first-team selections, the third-highest total in conference history.

Here are the honorees and their grade-point averages:

First Team
Second Team

Penn State and Texas are the only schools with multiple first-team selections, and Penn State is the lone school with three honorees.

The most impressive thing about this list is that it includes seven All-Big Ten performers, including four first-team selections in Mesko (media and coaches), Wisniewski (media and coaches), White (coaches) and Kerrigan (media). Congratulations to all the honorees.