Updated Fri, Jan 24, 2014 6:03 pm
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.