Cyclone 11 on Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Team
IRVING, Texas- Eleven Iowa State football players have been named to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 teams, the league announced. Seven Cyclones made the first team for the second straight season.
Iowa Staters earned first-team recognition for maintaining a 3.20 or better GPA. Four Cyclones made the second team for maintaining a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative or the two previous semesters and by participating in 60 percent of the Cyclones' 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.
Linebacker Matt Morton, a kinesiology major from Henderson, Texas, made the first team for the third time. Offensive lineman Kyle Lichtenberg, an electrical engineering major from Bettendorf, was on the first team for the second straight season. Linebacker A.J. Klein, a kinesiology major from Kimberly, Wis., made the first team this season after making the second-team last year. Joining the aforementioned players on the first team were Wes Boyer, a junior civil engineering major from Cedar Falls, Brett Bueker, a junior in kinesiology from Bettendorf, running back Tyler Leo, a junior civil engineering major from Ankeny and placekicker Mike Romey, a senior mechanical engineering major from Templeton. Earning recognition for the second time was Carter Bykowski, a management major from Eden Prairie, Minn.
Earning second-team recognition was linebacker Jake Knott, a junior management major from Waukee who made the first team last season. Offensive lineman Jacob Gannon of Coralville made the second team as a communications studies major. Patrick Mulcahy, a wide receiver from Dyersville majoring in kinesiology and Jeff Woody, a running back majoring in kinesiology from Pleasant Hill also made the second team.