Football Places Eight on Academic Squad

MANHATTAN, Kan. Seniors Steven Cline and Logan Robinson headline a group of eight Kansas State Wildcats named to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 football team released by the conference office.


Robinson, a senior and graduate student in curriculum and instruction, and Cline, a senior and graduate student in college student personnel, were two of seven student-athletes on the first team with perfect 4.0 GPA’s.


Robinson, along with first team selection John McCardle (Master’s program MBA), earned all-academic honors for the third straight year, while senior Marcus Perry, an architectural engineer major and second team selection, earned his third overall appearance on the squad.


Four other Wildcats earned their first Academic All-Big 12 honor as sophomore Jeron Mastrud (business) earned first team honors, while senior Tim Schwerdt (marketing), junior Brooks Rossman (marketing) and sophomore Trevor Viers (business) all were named to the second team.


The 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Football teams consist of 151 student-athletes, including 92 first team members and 59 second-teamers.


To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.