Three Bobcats Selected to Academic All-MAC Team

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Nick Komjati

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Updated Fri, Jan 24, 2014 6:03 pm
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Logan Riley
Ohio safety Josh Kristoff attempts to tackle Kent State tight end Casey Pierce on Nov. 19, 2013. The Bobcats fell to the Golden Flashes 44-13 at home.

Mid-American Conference faculty athletic representatives voted Ohio Bobcat football players Josh Kristoff, Kurt Laseak, and Travis Carrie to the Academic All-MAC Team on Friday.

Junior Chase Cochran, senior Keith Moore, sophomore Ben Russell, junior Kendric Smith, and sophomore Josiah Yazdani also received Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC honors.

Players receiving Academic All-MAC honors must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that sport.

Josh Kristoff, a redshirt junior, finished the 2013 season with 72 total tackles, the second best total on the Bobcat squad. The safety owns a 3.6 cumulative GPA and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Coaching Education.

Kurt Laseak, in addition to being selected for the Academic All-MAC team, was also selected for the Capital One Academic All-District Team after earning a 3.759 cumulative GPA while pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Laseak totaled 43 tackles in 2013, including 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Redshirt senior Travis Carrie adds the Academic All-MAC award to a list of other conference accolades he has received this offseason, including an All-MAC First Team selection as a punt returner and an All-MAC Third Team selection as a cornerback. Carrie led the 2013 Bobcats with four interceptions and holds a 3.432 cumulative GPA as he pursues a Master’s degree in Coaching Education.

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