Football: BIG EAST All-Academic Team

  • By Chuck Sullivan
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  • February 08, 2011 06:49 PM
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Cincinnati running back John Goebel, a member of two BIG EAST championship teams and a key part of some of the most successful seasons in school history, has been chosen as the 2010 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The selection was made by the conference’s Academic Affairs Committee and is presented on the basis of academic credentials and athletic performance.

A graduate student from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Goebel will receive a $2,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. The Conference also announced the 135 players who were chosen to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Goebel is a veteran of 46 career games, during which time Cincinnati enjoyed its most prosperous run in program history. Most recently, he appeared in 11 games in the 2010 season, serving as the Bearcats’ short-yardage specialist. He rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 5.9 yards per carry.

Goebel was limited to seven games in an injury-shortened 2009 season, which saw the Bearcats go undefeated in the regular season on their way to a second straight BIG EAST title and a No. 3 ranking in the final Bowl Championship Series standings of the season. He enjoyed his best year in 2008, when he rushed for 607 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns on 133 carries, helping the Bearcats to an 11-3 season that included Cincinnati’s first BIG EAST championship.

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Goebel carries a 4.00 grade-point average in Cincinnati’s graduate-level educational leadership program. He is a member of Sigma Sigma, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Committee for Athletics Tradition and Spirit and Athletes In Action.

Goebel has volunteered his time in a number of community service endeavors, including weekly participation in the Bearcats’ Cats In The Community effort. He served as a unit leader at the Stepping Stones Center, assisting children with disabilities, and participated in the I Love Cincinnati cleanup effort. He is a regular visitor to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Goebel is the first Cincinnati player to be chosen as the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The honor is one of a number of scholarships presented by the BIG EAST Conference and American Eagle Outfitters during the 2010-11 academic year. Thirty-two student-athletes (one male and one female from each of the BIG EAST’s 16 member institutions) will be named as the winners of the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The conference also names male and female American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Basketball Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

The winners of the institutional, football and basketball awards are then eligible for the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which provides an additional postgraduate scholarship to one male and one female student-athlete.

2010 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team

The 135 members of the 2010 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team were nominated by the respective institutions. To be nominated, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work.


Chazz Anderson Jr. QB Pickerington, Ohio Communications

Alex Apyan Jr. LS Chattanooga, Tenn. Aerospace Engineering

Robby Armstrong Sr. LB Murraysville, Pa. Mechanical Engineering

Austen Bunjoch RFr. LB Cincinnati, Ohio History

Alex Delisi Sr. LB Clarkston, Mich. Finance and Real Estate

T.J. Franklin Jr. OL Maryville, Tenn. Criminal Justice

Drew Frey So. DB Wilmington, Ohio Agricultural Engineering

Dan Giordano So. DL Frankfort, Ill. Accounting

John Goebel Gr. RB Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Educational Leadership

Alex Hoffman Jr. OL Indianapolis, Ind. Biological Sciences

Sean Hooey So. OL Litchfield, Mich. Marketing

Brendon Kay So. QB Marine City, Mich. Health Promotions Education

Colin Lozier So. LB Cincinnati, Ohio Psychology

Collin McCafferty Sr. LB Maineville, Ohio Entrepreneurship

Mitch Meador RFr. DL Greenwood, Ind. Organizational Leadership

Pat O’Donnell So. P Lakeworth, Fla. Organizational Leadership

Demetrius Richardson Jr. TE Marlton, N.J. Criminal Justice

JK Schaffer Jr. LB Cincinnati, Ohio Psychology

George Winn So. RB Southfield, Mich. Organizational Leadership


Harris Agbor Jr. S Mesquite, Texas Finance/Political Science

Yianni Apostolakos Sr. TE Pittsford, N.Y. Finance

Jimmy Bennett So. OT Alexandria, Va. Accounting

Ben Chapman So. C Stonington, Conn. Sport Management

Derek Chard Sr. LSN Burlington, Conn. Finance

Robbie Frey Jr. RB
Lehighton, Pa. History/Political Science

Steve Greene RFr. OG Edensburg, Pa. Pre-Kinesiology

Jory Johnson So. OLB Mobile, Ala. Economics

Alex Kaiser Sr. TE Newington, Conn. Economics

Corey Manning So. TE Tyrone, Ga. Health Care Management

Emmanuel Omokaro Jr. OLB Danbury, Conn. Sport Management

Moe Petrus Jr. C St. Laurent, Que. Psychology

Dave Teggart Jr. K Northborough, Mass. Sport Management

Nick Williams So. WR East Windsor, N.J. Undeclared

Tim Willman RFr. DT Fulton, Md. Undeclared

John Yurek Sr. S Greencastle, Pa. Biological Sciences


Darius Ashley So. RB Cincinnati, Ohio Marketing

Justin Burke Gr. QB Lexington, Ky. MBA

Josh Byrom Gr. OL McKee’s Rock, Pa. Health and Physical Education

John Clark Sr. OL Louisville, Ky. Justice Administration

Jeremiah Curtley So. RB Paducah, Ky. Marketing

Drew Davis So. DT Fort Mitchell, Ky. Health and Human Performance

Adam Froman Sr. QB Santa Rosa, Calif. Communications

Stephen Goodwin RFr. WR Louisville, Ky. Accounting

Reinhold Leicht Sr. LB Louisville, Ky. Health and Human Performance

John Nochta Gr. TE Lexington, Ky. Justice Administration

Nathan Nord So. TE Boca Raton, Fla. Health and Human Performance

Chris Philpott Jr. K Atlanta, Ga. Communications

Will Stein Jr. QB Louisville, Ky. Sports Administration

Malcolm Tatum Sr. DE Moss Point, Miss. Justice Administration

Demarcus Topp So. WR Paducah, Ky. Marketing

Daniel Weedman Gr. K Louisville, Ky. Justice Administration


Pat Bostick Sr. QB Manheim, Pa. Communications

Myles Caragein Jr. DT Pittsburgh, Pa. Mathematics

Pat Costello So. DB Greesburg, Pa. Civil Engineering

Dom DeCicco Sr. DB Pittsburgh, Pa. Communications

Kolby Gray RFr. DB Houston, Texas Arts and Sciences

Max Gruder Jr. LB Charlotte, N.C. Business Marketing

Kevin Harper So. K Mentor, Ohio Business Finance

Henry Hynoski Jr. FB Elysburg, Pa. Business Marketing

Andrew Janocko Jr. QB Clearfield, Pa. History

Christopher Mike Jr. RB West Haven, Conn. Media Communications

Marco Pecora So. DB Johnstown, Pa. History

Michael Shanahan So. WR North Huntingdon, Pa. History

Tino Sunseri So. QB Pittsburgh, Pa. Communications

Andrew Taglianetti So. DB Pittsburgh, Pa. Business Marketing

Tyler Tkach Sr. DL Slatington, Pa. Business Marketing

Joseph Trebitz So. LB Boca Raton, Fla. Business

Matthew Yoklic RFr. P Gibsonia, Pa. Arts and Sciences


Teddy Dellaganna Sr. P Templeton, Calif. Communication

Jim Dumont Sr. LB Newtown, Pa. Management

Art Forst Jr. OL Manasquan, N.J. Political Science

Duron Harmon So. DB Magnolia, Del. Undeclared

Brandon Jones So. DB Sicklerville, N.J. Labor & Employment Relations

Pat Kivlehan Jr. DB West Nyack, N.Y. Undeclared

Anthony La Lota So. DL Princeton, N.J. Pre Business

Evan Lampert Sr. TE Montvale, N.J. History

Matthew McBride RFr. OL Hicksville, N.Y. Undeclared

Colin McEvoy Sr. FB Hillsdale, N.J. Labor & Employment Relations

Charles Noonan Sr. DL Philadelphia, Pa. Labor & Employment Relations

David Osei RFr. OL Abington, Pa. Undeclared

Frank Quartucci RFr. OL Hamilton, N.J. Undeclared

Logan Ryan RFr. DB Berlin, N.J. Undeclared

Tom Savage So. QB Springfield, Pa. Undeclared

Kyle Sullivan RFr. K/P Hockessin, Del. Pre Business

Clem Udovich Sr. LS Annandale, N.J. Communication

Scott Vallone So. DL Central Islip, N.Y. Economics

USF (16)

Bermanley Augustin So. WR
Delray Beach, Fla. Engineering

Maikon Bonani So. K Lake Wales, Fla. Physical Education

Sampson Genus Sr. OL Lake City, Fla. Criminology

Chaz Hine Jr. OL Lithia, Fla. Business Administration

Steven Jacques RFr. OL Hollywood, Fla. Business Administration

Andrew Ketchel Sr. TE Shalimar, Fla. Public Administration

Lindsey Lamar So. WR
Tampa, Fla. Communication

Michael Lanaris So. LB
Lake Mary, Fla. Business Administration

Evan Landi So. WR
Coral Springs, Fla. Communication

Saki Mihalakos Jr. DB Jacksonville, Fla. Exercise Science

Joel Miller So. RB Tampa, Fla. Communication

Renato Proia RFr. K Cape Coral, Fla. Undeclared

Armando Sanchez So. LB
St. Petersburg, Fla. Communication

Eric Schwartz Sr. K Hudson, Fla. Secondary Education

Jacob Sims Sr. OL Winter Park, Fla. Business Administration

Tyler Stowell So. WR St. Petersburg, Fla. Secondary Education


Ian Allport Jr. OL Pulaski, N.Y. Biology

Torrey Ball Jr. DE Athens, Ga. Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Ryan Bartholomew Gr. C Mitchellville, Md. Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation

Carl Cutler Jr. FB Norwich, Vt. Health and Exercise Science

Ollie Haney Sr. DT Clark, N.J. Physical Education

Adam Harris Jr. FB Towanda, Pa. Marketing Management

James Jarrett So. QB Clinton, N.Y. Public Relations

Ryan Lichtenstein So. K/P Monroeville, Pa. History

Charley Loeb So. QB Hollis, N.H. Undeclared

Rob Long Sr. P Downingtown, Pa. Marketing Management

Ryan Nassib Jr. QB
West Chester, Pa. Finance

Kevyn Scott So. CB Tamarac, Fla. Information Management and Technology

Derrell Smith Gr. LB
New Castle, Del. Advertising

Tom Trendowski Jr. TE Syracuse, N.Y. Physical Education

Dan Vaughan Jr. LB Gibsonia, Pa. Finance


Shawn Alston So. RB Hampton, Va. General Studies

Don Barclay Jr. OL Cranberry, Pa. Business Management

John Bassler So. OL
New Windsor, Md. Mathematics

Cole Bowers RFr. OL Milton, W.Va. Business and Economics

Jeff Braun So. OL Westminster, Md. Physical Education Teaching

Eddie Davis Sr. WR
Tampa, Fla. Integrated Marketing Solutions

Glenn Gress Sr. DL Scranton, Pa. Multidisciplinary Studies

Trippe Hale Sr. DB Mobile, Ala. Athletic Coaching Education

Eric Jobe Sr. OL
La Plata, Md. Industrial Engineering

Jeremy Kash Sr. H Centerville, Ohio Multidisciplinary Studies

Derek Knight Sr. DB Detroit, Mich. Management Information Systems

Matt Lindamood So. FB Parkersburg, W.Va. Exercise Physiology

Cody Nutter Jr. LS Parkersburg, W.Va. Physical Education Teaching

Gregg Pugnetti Sr. P Fairfax, W.Va. Athletic Coaching Education

Corey Smith So. K Inwood, W.Va. Sport Management

Keith Tandy Jr. DB Hopkinsville, Ky. Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Tyler Urban Jr. TE
North Huntington, Pa. Finance

Corey Vance Jr. LB Seneca Rocks, W.Va. History

American Eagle BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athletes Of The Year

2000 - RaMon Johnson
Boston College
Business Administration

2001 - Kyle Johnson
Business Administration

2002 - Matt Walters
Mechanical Engineering

2003 - Nate Jones

2004 - Vince Crochunis
Administration & Policy Studies

2005 - Garin Justice
West Virginia

2006 - Jay Henry
West Virginia

2007 - Brian Brohm

2008 - Conor Lee
Business Administration

2009 - Reed Williams
West Virginia
Finance and Marketing

2010 - John Goebel
Educational Leadership

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