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Big Ten players named Academic All-District

11/5/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The Big Ten was well represented on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams, presented today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA). It's especially nice to see several of the league's star players succeeding in the classroom.

Here's the breakdown by school of who made the teams, as well as their GPAs and majors:

Illinois

  • G Jon Asamoah, 3.82, community health

Iowa

  • G Julian Vandervelde, 3.47, religious studies/English

Indiana

  • QB Ben Chappell, 3.7, accounting

  • RB Trea Burgess, 3.47, telecommunications

  • LS Brandon Bugg, 3.62, Master's of business administration

Michigan

  • P Zoltan Mesko, 3.65, business administration (marketing & finance)

  • WR Jon Conover, 3.54, political science

Michigan State

  • WR Blair White, 3.89, human biology

  • RB Andrew Hawken, 3.44, supply chain management

  • LB Adam Decker, 3.62, finance

Minnesota

  • WR Eric Decker, 3.41, business and marketing education

  • C Jeff Tow-Arnett, 3.79, business and marketing education

Northwestern

  • WR Zeke Markshausen, 3.46, mechanical engineering and design & innovation

  • G Doug Bartels, 3.45, anthropology (pre-med)

  • K Stefan Demos, 3.49, communication studies

Ohio State

  • RB Marcus Williams, 3.86, physical therapy

  • OL Bryant Browning, 3.33, marketing

  • OL Andrew Moses, 3.86, political science

  • DT Todd Denlinger, 3.3, construction systems management

Penn State

  • OL Andrew Pitz, 3.93, journalism/telecommunications

  • LB Josh Hull, 3.56, environmental systems engineering

  • C Stefen Wisniewski, 3.89, secondary education

  • P Jeremy Boone, 3.33, elementary education

Purdue

  • LB Joe Holland, 4.0, movement & sports science

  • DE Ryan Kerrigan, 3.38, math education

Wisconsin

  • P Brad Nortman, 3.64, finance