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The Mid-American Conference announced its 2012 Football Academic All-MAC team as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.  A total of 38 student-athletes were named to the 2012 Academic All-MAC team. 

Toledo (Jeremiah Detmer, Zac Kerin, A.J. Lindeman, Greg Mancz, Dan Molls, Ben Pike, Matt Wall) topped the 2012 Academic All-MAC squad with seven selections, followed by Northern Illinois (Alan Baxter, Nabal Jefferson, Ryan Neir, Jason Schepler, Courtney Stephen, Rob Sterling) with six selections.

Ball State (Zane Fakes, Scott Kovanda, Tony Martin, Nick Miles, Jacob Richard) had five honorees, while Bowling Green (Tyler Beck, Dominic Flewellyn, Gabe Martin, Tyler Tate) and Central Michigan (Richie Hogan, Ryan Radcliff, A.J. Westendorp, Cody Wilson) both had four selections.

Kent State (Jake Dooley, Spencer Keith, Anthony Meray) had three selections, while Buffalo (Alex Neutz, Colby Way), Ohio (JD Bales, Neal Huynh) and Western Michigan (Justin Currie, Chris Prom) each had two honorees.  Akron (Robert Stein), Eastern Michigan (Jay Karutz) and Miami (Mason Krysinski) rounded out the selections.

Three-time selections include Scott Kovanda (Ball State), Cody Wilson (Central Michigan), Spencer Keith (Kent State), Nabal Jefferson (Northern Illinois) and Dan Molls (Toledo).

Two-time selections include Alex Neutz (Buffalo), Colby Way (Buffalo), Ryan Radcliff (Central Michigan), Jay Karutz (Eastern Michigan), Mason Krysinski (Miami), Ryan Neir (Northern Illinois) and Zac Kerin (Toledo).

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.  First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

The number of honorees on the Academic All-MAC team is equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.  The remaining student-athletes have been recognized as Academic Honorable Mention selections.

2012 Academic All-MAC
Robert Stein, Akron, Freshman, 3.82 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Cincinnati, Ohio) 
Zane Fakes, Ball State, Senior, 3.58 GPA, Exercise Science (Plainfield, Ind.)
#& Scott Kovanda, Ball State, Senior, 3.80 GPA, Finance (Hartland, Mich.)
Tony Martin, Ball State, Senior, 3.40 GPA, Physical Education (Park Hills, Mo.)
Nick Miles, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.54 GPA, Business (Burlington, N.C.)
Jacob Richard, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.64 GPA, Business (Carmel, Ind.)
Tyler Beck, Bowling Green, Junior, 3.77 GPA, Accounting (Wyomissing, Pa.)
Dominic Flewellyn, Bowling Green, Junior, 3.24 GPA, Accounting (Maple Heights, Ohio)
Gabe Martin, Bowling Green, Sophomore, 3.49 GPA, Marketing (Grand Blanc, Mich.)
Tyler Tate, Bowling Green, Freshman, 4.00 GPA, Exercise Science (Carroll, Ohio)
# Alex Neutz, Buffalo, Junior, 3.59 GPA, Business Administration (Grand Island, N.Y.)
# Colby Way, Buffalo, Junior, 3.49 GPA, Computer Engineering (State College, Pa.)
Richie Hogan, Central Michigan, Junior, 3.45 GPA, Health and Fitness (Laguna Hills, Calif.)
# Ryan Radcliff, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.47 GPA, Accounting (Sherwood, Ohio)
A.J. Westendorp, Central Michigan, Junior, 3.96 GPA, Biomedical Sciences (Holland, Mich.)
#& Cody Wilson, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.66 GPA, Marketing (Rochester Hills, Mich.)
# Jay Karutz, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.88 GPA, Individualized Studies (North Ryde, New South Wales)
Jake Dooley, Kent State, Senior, 3.32 GPA, Business Management (Mason, Ohio)
#& Spencer Keith, Kent State, Senior, 3.74 GPA, Pre-Med Biology (Little Rock, Ark.)
Anthony Meray, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.89 GPA, Exercise Specialist (Spanaway, Wash.)
# Mason Krysinski, Miami, Junior, 3.95 GPA, Biochemistry (Shelby Township, Mich.) 
Alan Baxter, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.63 GPA, Finance (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
#& Nabal Jefferson, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.69 GPA, Accountancy (Chicago, Ill.)
# Ryan Neir, Northern Illinois, Senior, 4.00 GPA, MBA (Roscoe, Ill.)
Jason Schepler, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.87 GPA, Electrical Engineering (Sycamore, Ill.)
Courtney Stephen, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.78 GPA, Psychology (Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
Rob Sterling, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 3.66 GPA, Accountancy (Lansing, Ill.)
JD Bales, Ohio, Senior, 3.60 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Beavercreek, Ohio)
Neal Huynh, Ohio, Senior, 3.20 GPA, Health Services Administration (Altoona, Pa.)
Jeremiah Detmer, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.71 GPA, Education (Hilliard, Ohio)
# Zac Kerin, Toledo, Junior, 3.63 GPA, Civil Engineering (Delaware, Ohio)
A.J. Lindeman, Toledo, Senior, 3.35 GPA, Construction Engineering (Aurora, Ill.)
Greg Mancz, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.49 GPA, Finance (Cincinnati, Ohio)
#& Dan Molls, Toledo, Senior, 3.56 GPA, Exercise Science (North Royalton, Ohio)
Ben Pike, Toledo, Senior, 3.58 GPA, Education (Mentor, Ohio)
Matt Wall, Toledo, Junior, 3.85 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Centerville, Ohio)
Justin Currie, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.52 GPA, Criminal Justice (Big Rapids, Mich.)
Chris Prom, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.59 GPA, Secondary Education (Saukville, Wis.)
#2011 Academic All-MAC selection
&2010 Academic All-MAC selection
Honorable Mention
Micklos Blake, Akron
Nico Caponi, Akron
Bryce Cheek, Akron
Jerrod Dillard, Akron
Sean Graves, Akron
Micah Lio, Akron
Joe Petrides, Akron
Kyle Pohl, Akron
Nick Rossi, Akron
Connor Seeman, Akron
Travis Switzer, Akron
Joel Cox, Ball State
Connor Ryan, Ball State
Ronnie Goble, Bowling Green
DeVon McKoy, Bowling Green
Chris Pohlman, Bowling Green
Stephen Stein, Bowling Green
Rudy Johnson, Buffalo
Matt Weiser, Buffalo
Alex Zordich, Buffalo
Nick Beamish, Central Michigan
Jabari Dean, Central Michigan
Kavon Frazier, Central Michigan
Mike Kinville, Central Michigan
Jesse Kroll, Central Michigan
Matt Losiniecki, Central Michigan
Kenny McClendon, Central Michigan
Mike Repovz, Central Michigan
Tyler Allen, Eastern Michigan
Tyler Benz, Eastern Michigan
Alex Gillett, Eastern Michigan
Lincoln Hansen, Eastern Michigan
Andy Mulumba, Eastern Michigan
Bryan Pali, Eastern Michigan
Dominique Sherrer, Eastern Michigan
Chad Bushley, Kent State
Nick Conrad, Kent State
Chris Humphrey, Kent State
Max Plunkett, Kent State
Nate Vance, Kent State
Brad Bednar, Miami
Collin Boucher, Miami
Chrishawn Dupuy, Miami
Luke Swift, Miami
Chris Wade, Miami
Wesley Williams, Miami
Joseph Williams, Miami
David Zulandt, Miami
Jason Meehan, Northern Illinois
Nathan Carpenter, Ohio
Chase Cochran, Ohio
Antwan Crutcher, Ohio
Josh Kristoff, Ohio
Derek Roback, Ohio
Jordan Thompson, Ohio
Matt Weller, Ohio
Mark Singer, Toledo
Matt Carini, UMass
Michael Cox, UMass
Kyle Lark, Western Michigan
Tyler Van Tubbergen, Western Michigan
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