Following a long and proud tradition of outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom, Nebraska learned today that 61 of its football players had earned recognition on the Big 12 Commissioner's Fall 2008 Honor Roll.
Of the 61 players, 19 made the first and second team Honor Roll for the Fall 2008 semester. To qualify for the award, student athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, either cumulative or in the previous two semesters, and have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests.
Leading the way with a 4.0 GPA are Austin Cassidy (undeclared), Sean Fisher (undeclared), Aaron Gillaspie (management), Dan Glassman (biological sciences), Victory Haines (mathematics), Sam Meginnis (undeclared), Todd Peterson (nutrition, exercise and health science), and Patrick Witt (finance).
Thirteen players were named to the Honor Roll for at least the fourth time in their careers, with nine-time honorees Peterson, Dan Titchener (accounting), and Tyler Wortman (mechanical engineering) leading that group.
Eight-time Commissioner's Honor Roll honorees include 2007 senior linebacker Lance Brandenburgh (business administration) and Andy Christensen (construction management). Junior wide receiver Wes Cammack (agricultural engineering) was also honored for the seventh time, Zach Potter (communication studies) earned his sixth honor roll selection, while Justin Mackovicka (nutrition science), Matt O'Hanlon (history), and Nate Swift (construction management), are five-time honorees.
Witt, Clayton Sievers (communication studies), and Ty Steinkuhler (criminal justice) picked up honors for the fourth time, while another 15 earned honors for the third time. Nebraska's true freshman class had 22 players earn the award during their first semester on campus.
Way to go, gentlemen!