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Michigan State football sets program-record with 33 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

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Michigan State University has 132 fall student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten recognition overall.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 05 Ohio State at Michigan State Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Several Spartan athletes are excelling in the classroom, in addition to what they’re doing in their respective sports. The Big Ten announced a total of 1,602 fall student-athletes who have received Academic All-Big Ten honors, including 132 from Michigan State University.

The football team set a new program-record high with 33 players earning the recognition, including 16 players who have done so multiple times. Four players — AJ Arcuri, Reid Burton, Luke Campbell and Matt Coghlin have the very impressive distinction of making the Academic All-Big Ten team for the fourth time.

Meanwhile, men’s cross country (17), men’s soccer (eight), women’s cross country (27), field hockey (15), women’s soccer (21) and volleyball (10 — including friend of the website Elena Shklyar!) all had several representatives. There are 16 Spartans on the list with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

In order to be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team, be enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months, and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Congratulations to all of the honorees!

2020 Michigan State Football Academic All-Big Ten Team (number of selections in parenthesis):

For the full list of MSU fall student-athletes who were recognized, click here.