Gophers have 53 named to Big Ten All-Academic Team
Volleyball star Cassie Busse grabs academic honors
Volleyball star Cassie Busse grabs academic honors

Posted Dec 13, 2003

Minnesota had 53 student-athletes named to the Fall Sports Big Ten All-Academic Team. The 53 student-athletes were from women’s soccer (11), women’s volleyball (8), football (14) and men’s (7) and women’s (13) cross country.

The student-athletes who qualified for the honors had to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, had to be in their second year academically with the institution and be a letterwinner in their respective sports.

Highlighting the Minnesota Big Ten All-Academic teams were First-Team All-Big Ten center Greg Eslinger, Honorable Mention All-Big Ten safety Justin Isom, Big Ten Volleyball Player of the Year Cassie Busse, Big Ten Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year Paula Gentil, Men’s Cross Country All-Region performer Luke Mullranin and Women’s Cross Country All-Region performer Zoe Nagell.

Earlier this month, Busse was also named a First-Team Academic All-American and Isom was a Second-Team Academic All-American.

With five fall sports and 53 Big Ten All-Academic honorees, Minnesota had the best ratio of Big Ten All-Academic student-athletes per sport in the Big Ten in the fall.

Minnesota women’s volleyball tied with the most Big Ten All-Academic honorees in their sport with eight. The Golden Gophers tied for second in football with 14 players receiving Big Ten All-Academic honors. Men’s cross country and women’s cross country each were also tied for the second-most student-athletes in their sport with seven and 13 respectively. Women’s soccer had the fourth-most among the conference teams with 11 honorees.

Related Stories
Greg Eslinger mamed to AP All-America team
 -by  Dec 15, 2003
Gopher Roundup: More U athletes honored
 -by  Dec 2, 2003
Eslinger, Isom & Kwapinski named to Academic team
 -by  Nov 26, 2003

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
C Greg Eslinger (profile)
SS Justin Isom (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Bismarck HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]