Three UW Football Players Selected to the 2005 CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team

Nov. 10, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday its Academic All-District Football Teams. The 2005 Academic All-District VII Football Team -- University Division included three Wyoming Cowboys on the First Team and four Cowboys on the Second Team.

Earning First Team honors were: Wyoming senior punter Adam Brooks of Vermillion, S.D. (3.34 in Administration of Justice); junior defensive end Mike Groover of Boulder, Colo. (3.45 in Kinesiology and Health Promotion); and senior linebacker Jeff Tatnall of Newark, Del. (3.83 in Marketing). Brooks was selected to the Academic All-District VII First Team for the second consecutive year. Groover and Tatnall were Second Team selections a year ago.

All First Team selections advance on to the national ballot for Academic All-Amerca consideration. That 2005 CoSIDA Academic All-America Football Team will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.

Four other Cowboys were voted Second Team Academic All-District VII. The four Second Team selections were: senior quarterback Corey Bramlet of Wheatland, Wyo. (3.26 in Finance); sophomore linebacker Luke Chase of Windsor, Colo. (3.37 in Business Management); sophomore linebacker Sean Claffey of Fruita, Colo. (3.37 in Civil Engineering); and junior free safety John Wendling of Rock Springs, Wyo. (3.30 in Business Administration). It was the first time in the careers of Bramlet, Chase, Claffey and Wendling that they earned Academic All-District honors.

To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-District consideration, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20, must have participated in at least 50 percent of his teams games and must be a significant contributor to his team.

District VII is made up of the states of: Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota; and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.