Men's Track and Field lands 11 on Academic All-Big 12 teams
May 11, 2010
The University of Texas men's track and field team landed 11 student-athletes on the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 teams, the conference office has announced. The Longhorns placed four athletes on the first team and seven on the second team.
The Horns' first-team members consisted of senior Saviour Achilike, junior Brandon Drenon, sophomore Kenny Greaves and redshirt freshman Kirk Wilkinson. This is the second career honor for both Achilike and Greaves and the first honor for Drenon and Wilkinson.
Senior Tevan Everett, juniors Habben Berhane, Danzell Fortson, Andre Thomas and Rob Wetzel, sophomore John Osborn and redshirt freshman Isaac Murphy made up UT's second-team members. This marked the first career academic honor for Everett, who is a five-time All-American and last year's national runner-up at 800 meters. For Berhane, it is the fifth time he's been recognized as an Academic All-Big 12 performer after being named to both the track and field and cross country teams for each of the previous two seasons. Wetzel earned his third career honor, while Thomas claimed his second. It is the first career honor for Fortson, Osborn and Murphy.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team features student-athletes maintaining a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or during the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team's scheduled contests.
Athletes are nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices. Freshmen and transfer student-athletes are not eligible during their first year of academic residence.