KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University Bronco football team placed a program record seven student-athletes on the 2016 Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete team.
The Distinguished Scholar Athlete award is given to students who have excelled in athletics and academics. Following each season from the fall sports schedule, any student with a 3.2 grade point average and participation in at least 50 percent of the contests was automatically named to the previously announced Academic All-MAC Team from each sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence were not eligible for the award.
2016 MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes
- Lucas Bezerra, a junior from Troy, majoring in biomedical sciences with a 3.71 GPA.
- Kasey Carson, a senior from Battle Creek, studying integrated supply management with a 3.58 GPA.
- John Keeny, a sophomore from Battle Creek, studying pre-business with a 3.7 GPA.
- Taylor Moton, a senior from Okemos, majoring in accountancy with a 3.28 GPA.
- Trevor Sweeney, a senior from Mattawan, majoring in integrated supply management with a 3.77 GPA.
- Zach Terrell, a WMU graduate from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who is working on his MBA and has a 4.0 GPA.
- Justin Tranquill, a freshman from Huntertown, Indiana, studying pre-finance with a 3.85 GPA.
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