Three Cowboys Named to the Academic All-District VII Football Team

Nov. 13, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Three University of Wyoming football student-athletes were selected to the 2003 Academic All-District VII Football Team announced on Thursday. Wyoming senior quarterback Casey Bramlet was named to the team for the second consecutive season, as was junior center Trenton Franz. The third Cowboy to earn the honor this year was sophomore running back C.R. Davis, who earned Academic All-District honors for the first time.

Bramlet, a native of Wheatland, Wyo., has achieved a 3.412 cumulative grade point average. Bramlet graduated in May of 2003 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is currently working on a master's degree in sports administration.

Franz, from Fort Collins, Colo., carries a cumulative gpa of 3.822 in civil engineering at UW.

Davis, who hales from Phoenix, Ariz., has achieved a 3.524 cumulative grade point average in political science.

All three Wyoming Cowboys now will advance to the ballot for Academic All-America honors. The Academic All-America Football team will be announced on Monday, Dec. 1, 2003. The Academic All-District and All-America teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

District VII consists of the states of: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

To qualify for the Academic All-District team, student-athletes must have achieved a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, must be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing and must have competed in at least 50 percent of his teams' games.

There were 58 football student-athletes nominated in District VII this year, representing 13 different universities. A total of 24 individuals were selected to the All-District team -- one player at each offensive and defensive position, plus a place-kicker and a punter.