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Michigan football yields 48 players on Academic All-Big Ten fall team

Congratulations to the players’ and university’s academic success!

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The University of Michigan and the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that a record 122 Michigan student-athletes were selected to the Academic All-Big Ten fall team, with 48 of those student-athletes coming from the football team.

In order to be eligible for nomination, the student-athlete must be in their second year of academics while holding at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

This fall’s Michigan Academic All-Big Ten group featured 41 more members than last fall’s class of 81 members.

The 122 student-athletes led the Big Ten Conference, with Penn State having 118 and Michigan State having 113.

Some of the football players named to the Academic All-Big Ten fall team include Ben Bredeson, Ian Bunting, Maurice Ways, Devin Bush, Noah Furbush, Rashan Gary, Jordan Glasgow, and Maurice Hurst, who is a four-time nominee. The full list can be viewed by clicking the link above.

Other sports represented

Women’s Cross Country: 20 athletes

Women’s Soccer: 15 athletes

Men’s Cross Country: 13 athletes

Men’s Soccer: 10 athletes

Field Hockey: 9 athletes

Volleyball: 7 athletes