CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2011-12 Men's Basketball Academic All-MAC team Friday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. A total of five student-athletes were named to the team. The number of honorees on the MAC All-Academic Team are the number that is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.
Those named to this year’s team include Toledo’s All-MAC second team selection Rian Pearson, Akron’s Brian Walsh, Ball State’s Matt Kamieniecki, Buffalo’s Tony Watson and Western Michigan’s Brandon Pokley.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
2011-12 MAC Men's Basketball Academic All-MAC Team
Brian Walsh, Akron, 3.351 GPA, Business Administration
Matt Kamieniecki, Ball State, 3.568 GPA, Business
Tony Watson, Buffalo, 3.20 GPA, Management
Rian Pearson, Toledo, 3.205 GPA, Individualized Studies
Brandon Pokley, Western Michigan, 3.94 GPA, Finance