Tim Hiller named Academic All-America
Dec. 3, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Tim Hiller has been named Second Team Academic All-America by ESPN The Magazine, becoming the first quarterback ever to earn the honor for Western Michigan University.
Hiller, of Orrville, Ohio, earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average in his undergraduate coursework at WMU, which he finished in August 2008. He is now pursuing an MBA, and is still carrying a 4.0. Hiller is the eighth football player ever to earn Academic All-America for WMU, and the third in as many seasons. He joins current teammate Phillip Swanson and former teammate Anthony Gebhart as the latest football Broncos to receive the award--Gebhart in 2007 and Swanson in 2008.
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Hiller is one of two quarterbacks to be granted Academic All-American status in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision this year, along with Florida's Tim Tebow, and is one of just two players from the Mid-American Conference to make the cut. He is a finalist for the 2009 William V. Campbell Award, Danny Wuerffel Award and the ARA Sportsmanship Award, and has already been named a National Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation.
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