Nov. 15, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming placed five student-athletes on the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District VII Football team announced Thursday. UW had the most First Team selections of any university in District VII, which includes the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming; and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Luke Donovan, Wyoming's junior punter, led the selections for Wyoming. This is the second consecutive year that Donovan has earned First Team Academic All-District VII honors. Wyoming's other selections include: junior quarterback Casey Bramlet; sophomore center Trenton Franz; senior defensive end Josh Rollins; and senior linebacker John Wilson.
All First Team District selections advance to the national ballot for Verizon Academic All-America eligibility. The Verizon Academic All-America team will be announced on Dec. 2, 2002.
To be eligible for selection to All-District and All-America teams, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. A student-athlete must also have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing. The District teams are selected in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).