December 2, 2011
DALLAS (SMU) — SMU senior tackle Kelvin Beachum has been named to the 2011 Conference USA All-Academic Team, as selected by the league's Sports Information Directors, the league office announced today.
The All-Academic team consists of just 12 individuals chosen from all C-USA football student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a starter or key reserve on their team.
Beachum received his undergraduate degree in economics at SMU last year and is currently working on a master's in liberal studies. He has started every game for the Mustangs since his arrival in 2008 and is a two-time All-Conference USA selection.
Beachum entered the 2011 season on watch lists for both the Outland and Lombardi Awards. He serves as president of SMU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and will lead the Mustangs to their third-straight bowl appearance.
2011 C-USA Football All-Academic Team
(NAME - SCHOOL - YEAR - GPA - MAJOR)
- Kelvin Beachum - SMU - Senior - 3.66 - Liberal Studies, Masters
- Alan Dock - Tulsa - Senior - 3.63 - Business, Masters
- Tyson Gale - Marshall - Senior - 3.72 - Exercise Physiology
- Ryan Griffin - Tulane - Junior - 3.29 - Management
- Case Keenum - Houston - Senior - 3.80 - Sports Administration, Masters
- G.J. Kinne - Tulsa - Senior - 3.27 - Exercise & Sports Science
- Josh Linam - UCF - Senior - 3.36 - Sports & Fitness
- Matt Milner - East Carolina - Soph.-RS - 4.00 - Physics
- Creighton Nelms - Southern Miss - Senior - 3.42 - Mathematics
- Matt Nordstrom - Rice - Senior - 3.51 - Civil Engineering
- Scott Solomon - Rice - Senior - 3.33 - Political Science
- Jeremy Springer - UTEP - Senior - 3.53 - Instructional Specialist/Education, Masters