Thursday, November 17, 2011
It's all academic for 13 Bruins
By Peter Yoon
UCLA running back Malcolm Jones heads a list of 13 Bruins football players who earned Pac-12 all-academic honors, the conference announced Thursday.
Jones, a sophomore with a 3.20 GPA, was named to the first team. F-back Anthony Barr and punter Jeff Locke earned second-team honors. Barr has a 3.14 GPA and Locke, a first-team selection in 2009 and 2010, has a 3.63 GPA.
Ten UCLA players earned honorable mention nods: quarterback Kevin Prince, kicker Tyler Gonzalez, linebackers Sean Westgate, Eric Kendricks, Phil Ruhl, Aramide Olaniyan and Jared Koster, long snapper Kevin McDermott, defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa and offensive lineman Chris Ward.