Nov. 20, 2012
Eight Bruins were selected to the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Football All-Academic team, which was announced on Tuesday by Commissioner Larry Scott.
Senior punter Jeff Locke and center Jake Brendel were chosen to the first team. Locke, the 2011-12 UCLA male Student-Athlete of the Year, was selected to the first-team squad for the third time. He owns a 3.7 gpa in Economics. Brendel, a redshirt freshman, has posted a 3.6 gpa in the Math / Applied Science major.
Steven Manfro was a second-team selection at running back. The redshirt freshman has a 3.2 gpa in an undeclared major. Five Bruins earned honorable mention - Junior linebacker Anthony Barr, redshirt junior linebacker Todd Golper, redshirt sophomore linebacker Ryan Hofmeister, redshirt sophomore linebacker Eric Kendricks and senior long-snapper Kevin McDermott.
To be eligible for the Pac-12 Academic team, the student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or regular contributor.
UCLA hosts No. 11 Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 24 in the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is at 3:35 p.m. and the game will be televised on FOX. For ticket information call 310-UCLA-WIN or visit uclabruins.com/tickets.