STORRS, Conn. – A total of 16 University of Connecticut football student-athletes were named to the 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team as announced on Tuesday. To be nominated and named to this team, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0, have completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work.

“We are very proud of all 16 of our selections to the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team,” said UConn head coach Randy Edsall. “Academic achievement, and ultimately graduation, is a key component to being a member of the Connecticut football program. I would like to pay special thanks to the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) for all the assistance that they provide the young men on our team.”

The following is a complete list of the UConn football student-athletes named to the 2009 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

Harris Agbor So. S Mesquite, Texas Political Science
John Apostolakos Sr. TE Pittsford, N.Y. Sports & Leisure/Finance
Jimmy Bennett RFr. OT Alexandria, Va. Undeclared
Derek Chard Jr. TE Burlington, Conn. Finance
Marcus Easley Sr. WR Stratford, Conn. Sport Management
Robbie Frey Jr. RB Lehighton, Pa. History
Alex Kaiser Jr. TE Newington, Conn. Economics
Brad Kanuch Sr. WR Johnstown, Pa. Sports & Leisure
Alex LaMagdelaine Sr. OG Rumson, N.J. English/Economics
Corey Manning RFr. TE Tyrone, Ga. Undeclared
Alex Molina Jr. WR Waterford, Conn. Psychology
Emmanuel Omokaro So. S Danbury, Conn. Sports & Leisure
Moe Petrus So. C St. Laurent, Que. Psychology
Alex Polito Jr. DT Reading, Pa. Communication Sciences
Dave Teggart So. K Northborough, Mass. Sports & Leisure
John Yurek So. S Greencastle, Pa. Biological Sciences