Nov. 18, 2010
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Led by three-time selections Corey Adams and Tysyn Hartman, Kansas State recorded the second-most Academic All-Big 12 selections in program history as 14 Wildcat football players were named to the 2010 squad on Thursday.
Seven student-athletes were each named to the first and second teams, while the 14 total selections were three shy of the school record of 17, which was set back in 2000. K-State, which has led the Big 12 in all-sports and football graduation rates for the past four years, has now had 27 Academic All-Big 12 picks in the last two seasons and a total of 121 under head coach Bill Snyder.
Adams, a senior marketing major who was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy and a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, and Hartman, an Academic All-District selection last season and finance major, earned all-conference honors in the classroom for the third straight year. They were joined on this year’s first team by Logan Dold (sociology/criminology), Gabe Gantz (agricultural technology management), Lucas Hamm (accounting), Kevin Rohleder (accounting) and Jordan Voelker (marketing). Dold, Gantz and Rohleder each earned the distinction for the second straight year.
Second team selections were Colten Freeze (open option), Jay Hanley (agricultural business), Rodney Kenner (accounting), Payton Kirk (secondary education), Collin Klein (accounting), William Powell (management) and Jarett Wright (life science). Kirk and Klein were also all-academic picks a year ago.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the football academic all-league squad consisted of 100 first team members combined with 70 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
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 their 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.