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Feb. 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH-- The Pitt football team had 26 student-athletes named to the Big East All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office.

The Big East All-Academic Football Team recognizes those student-athletes who have posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. Four Pitt players were honored on the All-Academic Football Team for the third time in their careers: placekicker Kevin Harper, defensive back Andrew Taglianetti, linebacker Joe Trebitz and punter Matt Yoklic. Two-time All-Academic selections included defensive backs Jarred Holley and Ray Vinopal, fullback Adam Lazenga and wide receiver Brett Zuck.

Pitt's 2012 Big East All-Academic Football Honorees
Name Pos. Class Hometown Major
Kevin Barthelemy LS JR* Moon Twp., Pa. General Management
Adam Bisnowaty OL FR Pittsburgh, Pa. Undecided
Bam Bradley LB FR Dayton, Ohio Undecided
Keegan Buck DL FR* Henderson, Nev. Undecided
Devin Cook DL FR* Beaver Falls, Pa. Undecided
Jacob Craig LB FR Berlin Pa. Undecided
David Durham FB SO* Charlotte, N.C. Undecided
Patrick Fisher DB SO* Rutledge, Pa. History
John Guy OL FR Somerville, Mass. Undecided
Kevin Harper # PK SR* Mentor, Ohio MBA
Jarred Holley ^ DB SR* Easton, Pa. Communication/Administration of Justice
J.P. Holtz TE FR Pittsburgh, Pa. Undecided
Adam Lazenga ^ FB SO* Bethel Park, Pa. Finance
Brad Lukasak PK FR Orwigsburg, Pa. Undecided
Jahmahl Pardner DB FR Rochester, N.Y. Undecided
Devon Porchia LB FR Parkville, Md. Undecided
Anthony Rippole FB FR McKees Rocks. Pa. Undecided
Gabe Roberts OL FR New London, Wis. Undecided
Artie Rowell OL FR* Harrisburg, Pa. Undecided
Andrew Taglianetti # DB SR* Pittsburgh, Pa. Economics
Joe Trebitz # LB SR* Boca Raton, Fla. Marketing
Ray Vinopal ^ DB SO* Youngstown, Ohio Finance
Chad Voytik QB FR Cleveland, Tenn. Undecided
Chris Wuestner WR FR Carlisle, Pa. Undecided
Matt Yoklic # P JR* Gibsonia, Pa. Communications
Brett Zuck ^ WR SO* Shippenville, Pa. Administration of Justice

# after name denotes three-time Big East All-Academic selection
^ after name denotes two-time Big East All-Academic selection
* after class denotes redshirt season

26 Panthers Honored on Big East All-Academic Team