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29 Student-Athletes are honored in voting by conference Faculty Athletic Representatives


Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference announced its 2010 Football Academic All-MAC team, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.  A total of 29 student-athletes were named to the 2010 team. 

Northern Illinois ( Chandler Harnish, Nabal Jefferson, Mike Krause, Joe Pawlak and Jason Schepler) and Western Michigan ( Ben Armer, Alex Carder, John Potter, Phil Swanson and Mitch Zajac) topped the 2010 Academic All-MAC squad with five selections each.  Central Michigan ( Matt Berning, Sean Murnane, Mike Petrucci and Cody Wilson) and Toledo ( T.J. Fatinikun, Kevin Kowalski, Dan Molls and Mike VanDerMeulen) each had four honorees.

Ball State ( Scott Kovanda, Ian McGarvey and Briggs Orsbon) and Kent State ( Jacquise Terry, Spencer Keith and Dorian Wood) each placed three selections.  Eastern Michigan placed two on the team ( Alex Gillett and Ben Thayer).  MAC Champion Miami ( Pat Hinkle), Ohio ( Jordan Thompson) and Temple ( Elisha Joseph) rounded out the selections.

Western Michiganís Phil Swanson was named to the squad for the fourth consecutive season. Three-time selections include Matt Berning (Central Michigan),Chandler Harnish (Northern Illinois) and Ian McGarvey (Ball State). Two-time selections include Ben Armer (Western Michigan), Mike Krause (Northern Illinois), Sean Murnane (Central Michigan), Briggs Orsbon (Ball State), John Potter (Western Michigan), Jacquise Terry (Kent State) and Ben Thayer (Eastern Michigan). The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. The number of honorees on the Academic All-MAC team is equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater. The remaining student-athletes have been recognized as Academic Honorable Mention selections. 2010 Academic All-MAC Scott Kovanda, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.95 GPA, Business, (Hartland, Mich.) @#Ian McGarvey, Ball State, Senior, 3.43 GPA, Psychology, (Greenwood, Ind.) @Briggs Orsbon, Ball State, Junior, 4.00 GPA, Business, (Convoy, Ohio) @#Matt Berning, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.80 GPA, Marketing, (Duisburg, Germany) @Sean Murnane, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.44 GPA, Marketing, (Green Oaks, Ill.) Mike Petrucci, Central Michigan, Junior, 3.70 GPA, Mathematics, (Milford, Mich.) Cody Wilson, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.91 GPA, Undeclared, (Rochester Hills, Mich.) Alex Gillett, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.72 GPA, Chemistry, (Green Springs, Ohio) @Ben Thayer, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.60 GPA, Math Secondary Education, (Kalamazoo, Mich.) @Jacquise Terry, Kent State, Junior, 3.66 GPA, Aeronautics, (Phenix City, Ala.) Spencer Keith, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.79 GPA, Mathematics (Pre-Med), (Little Rock, Ark.) Dorian Wood, Kent State, Senior, 3.41 GPA, Biology (Pre-Med), (Austell, Ga.) Pat Hinkle, Miami, Sophomore, 3.50 GPA, Sports Studies, (Cleveland, Ohio) @#Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.59 GPA, Business Management, (Bluffton, Ind.) Nabal Jefferson, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 3.91 GPA, Business, (Chicago, Ill.) #Mike Krause, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.43 GPA, Business Management (Grad Student), (Germantown, Wisc.) Joe Pawlak, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.31 GPA, Sociology/Criminology, (Grayslake, Ill.) Jason Schepler, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.89 GPA, Electrical Engineering, (Sycamore, Ill.) Jordan Thompson, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.45 GPA, Engineering, (Rockford, Ohio) Elisha Joseph, Temple, Senior, 3.37 GPA, Criminal Justice, (Hartford, Conn.) T.J. Fatinikun, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.41 GPA, Communication, (Perrysburg, Ohio) Kevin Kowalski, Toledo, Senior, 3.67 GPA, Education, (Macedonia, Ohio) Dan Molls, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.57 GPA, Exercise Science, (North Royalton, Ohio) Mike VanDerMeulen, Toledo, Junior, 3.32 GPA, Human Resource Management, (Marshall, Mich.) @Ben Armer, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.68 GPA, Exercise Science, (Janesville, Wis.) Alex Carder, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.22 GPA, Communication, (Shawnee, Kan.) @John Potter, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.97 GPA, Business, (Grand Haven, Mich.) @#*Phil Swanson, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.85 GPA, Journalism (Masterís of Communication), (Grand Haven, Mich.) Mitch Zajac, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.81 GPA, Mechanical Engineering, (Holt, Mich.) @2009 Academic All-MAC selection #2008 Academic All-MAC selection *2007 Academic All-MAC selection Honorable Mention Troy Gilmer, Akron Tony Martin, Ball State Aaron Mershman, Ball State Andrew Puthoff, Ball State Zack Akenberger, Bowling Green Ben Bojicic, Bowling Green Peter Fardon, Buffalo Alex Neutz, Buffalo Josh Violanti, Buffalo Brian Bennyhoff, Central Michigan Jordan McConnell, Central Michigan Ryan Radcliff, Central Michigan Mike Repovz, Central Michigan A.J. Westendorp, Central Michigan Kyle Zelinsky, Central Michigan Eric Davis, Eastern Michigan Ryan Downard, Eastern Michigan Andy Mulumba, Eastern Michigan Javon Reese, Eastern Michigan Dominique Sherrer, Eastern Michigan Michael Fay, Kent State Jake Dooley, Kent State Brad Bednar, Miami Jordan Gafford, Miami Jason Semmes, Miami Alan Baxter, Northern Illinois Issa Braithwaite, Ohio Keenan Chapman, Ohio Kevin Culver, Ohio Vaughn Charlton, Temple Martin Wallace, Temple Stephen Yuan, Temple Zac Kerin, Toledo Colin McHugh, Toledo Malcolm Riley, Toledo Mark Singer, Toledo Christian Smith, Toledo Jared Strait, Toledo Nick Clemens, Western Michigan


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