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Syracuse's Nassib Named American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -  Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, one of the most prolific passers in BIG EAST history and the offensive catalyst for a team that shared the 2012 conference title, has been chosen as the 2012 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The selection was made by the conference's Academic Affairs Committee and is presented on the basis of academic credentials and athletic performance.
 
A graduate student from West Chester, Pa., Nassib will receive a $2,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies, as the Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Nassib additionally was chosen as Syracuse's Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete, giving him another $2,000 award.
 
The Conference also announced the 207 players who were chosen to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
 
Nassib enjoyed a record-setting season in 2012 as he broke his own single-season school marks for completions (294) and passing yards (3,749) and set a school record with 26 touchdown passes. He led the BIG EAST in passing (288.4 yards per game) and total offense (299.3 ypg) and was second in the conference in touchdown passes on his way to All-BIG EAST Second Team honors. He helped Syracuse to six wins in its last seven games, capped by a 38-14 win against West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Orange went 5-2 in BIG EAST play to claim a share of the conference championship for the first time since 2004.
 
Nassib finished his career the BIG EAST leader in completed passes (791), while he ranks fourth all-time with 9,190 passing yards. Both marks are school records. His 70 career touchdown passes rank second in BIG EAST history, while his six 300-yard games are good for third all-time.
 
In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Nassib carries a 3.833 grade-point average as an accounting major in Syracuse's graduate program. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and finance with a 3.572 GPA.
 
Nassib was one of 15 players nationally to be awarded a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. He was chosen to the Capital One Academic All-District Team in 2010 and 2012, is a member of the Syracuse Football Senior Leadership Council and has volunteered as a mentor at the Onondaga County Justice Center. He is projected as an early-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
 
Nassib is the second Syracuse player to be chosen as the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, joining Kyle Johnson, the 2001 winner. The honor is one of a number of scholarships presented by the BIG EAST Conference and American Eagle Outfitters during the 2012-13 academic year. Thirty student-athletes (one male and one female from each of the BIG EAST's 15 member institutions) are named winners of the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The conference also names male and female American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Basketball Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
 
The winners of the institutional, football and basketball awards are then eligible for the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which provides an additional postgraduate scholarship to one male and one female student-athlete.
 

American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football  Scholar-Athletes Of The Year

 

2000

RaMon Johnson

Boston College

Business Administration

2001

Kyle Johnson

Syracuse

Business Administration

2002

Matt Walters

Miami

Mechanical Engineering

2003

Nate Jones

Rutgers

Finance

2004

Vince Crochunis

Pittsburgh

Administration & Policy Studies

2005

Garin Justice

West Virginia

Education

2006

Jay Henry

West Virginia

Finance/Accounting

2007

Brian Brohm

Louisville

Finance

2008

Conor Lee

Pittsburgh

Business Administration

2009

Reed Williams

West Virginia

Finance and Marketing

2010

John Goebel

Cincinnati

Educational Leadership

2011

JK Schaffer

Cincinnati

Criminal Justice

2012

Ryan Nassib

Syracuse

Accounting

 

 

 

2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team

The 207 members of the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team were nominated by the respective institutions. To be nominated, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work.

 

CINCINNATI (32)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Mason Antoun

WR

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Psychology

Camaron Beard

DL

So.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Political Science

Austen Bujnoch

OL

Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

History

Derek Cox

DB

Jr.

Mason, Ohio

Finance

Adam Dempsey

DL

Sr.

Fort Thomas, Ky.

Operations Management

Conner Donnini

DL

Fr

Dayton, Ohio

Marketing

Eric Ernst

P

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Sport Administration

Adam Fearing

RB

Sr.

Dayton, Ohio

Marketing

Drew Frey

DB

Sr.

Wilmington, Ohio

Architectural Engineering Technology

Dan Giordano

DL

Sr.

Frankfort, Ill.

Accounting

Jared Golden

TE

Fr.

Gallipolis, Ohio

Organizational Leadership

Brad Harrah

DL

So.

Marion, Ohio

Sport Administration

Sean Hooey

OL

Sr.

Litchfield, Mich.

Marketing

Nick Hunt

K

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Graphic Communication & Design

Kevin Hyland

LB

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Marketing

Cory Keebler

OL

So.

Liberty Township, Ohio

Finance

Eric Lefeld

OL

So.

Coldwater, Ohio

Finance

John Lloyd

P

So.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Marketing

Colin Lozier

LB

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Psychology

Jordan Luallen

LB

Jr.

Greenwood, Ind.

Entrepreneurship

Jeff Luc

LB

Jr.

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Criminal Justice

Breon Mapp

DB

Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Health Education

Mitch Meador

DL

Jr.

Greenwood, Ind.

Organizational Leaderhsip

Tony Miliano

K

So.

North Bend, Ohio

Finance

Justin Murray

OL

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Criminal Justice

Pat O'Donnell

P

Jr.

Lakeworth, Fla.

Organizational Leadership

Demetrius Richardson

TE

Sr.

Marlton, N.J.

Criminal Justice

Sean Smith

 

 

 

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Matt Staubach

TE

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Exploratory

Kirk Willis

LS

Fr.

Granville, Ohio

Sport Administration

George Winn

RB

Sr.

Southfield, Mich.

Paralegal Studies

Adrian Witty

DB

So.

Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT (19)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Jimmy Bennett

OT

Sr.

Alexandria, Va.

Political Science

Kyle Bockeloh

OL

Fr.

Houston, Texas

Undecided

Jeremy Claflin

DB

Jr.

West Hartford, Conn.

Finance

Casey Cochran

QB

So.

Monroe, Conn.

Pre-Communication Sciences

Steve Greene

OG

Sr.

Edensburg, Pa.

Social Science of Sport

Frank Guardi

WR

Jr.

New Fairfield, Conn.

Communication Sciences

James Horan

TE

Fr.

Rockaway, N.Y.

Exploratory

Dominick Manco

LS

So.

Lagrangeville, N.Y.

Exploratory

Ellis Marder

DB

Fr.

Windermere, Fla.

Exploratory

Sean Marinan

DE

Fr.

Higganum, Conn.

Undecided

Christopher Matteis

FB

So.

North Haven, Conn.

Management

Scott McCummings

QB

Sr.

Natick, Mass.

Management

Adam Mueller

LS

Jr.

Park Ridge, Ill.

Communication Sciences

William Oldach

LS

Fr.

Hopkinton, Mass.

Management & Engineering for Manufacturing

Bobby Puyol

K

So.

North Palm Beach, Fla.

Exploratory

Zach Rugg

OL

Fr.

Windber, Pa.

Pre-Teaching

Martin Tartaglino

FB

Sr.

Torrington, Conn.

Urban and Community Studies

Sujay Trivedi

WR

Sr.

Glastonbury, Conn.

Biological Sciences

Wyatt Vinci

LB/FB

Fr.

Ridgewood, N.J.

Exploratory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISVILLE (30)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Joshua Appleby

K

Fr.

Athens, Ala.

Health and Human Performance

Jerry Arlinghaus

QB

Fr.

Covington, Ky.

Accounting

Hunter Bowles

TE

Fr.

Glasgow, Ky.

History

Lucas Brohm

QB

Fr.

Louisville, Ky.

Health and Human Performance

DeAngelo Brown

DT

Fr.

Savannah, Ga.

Undecided

Dominique Brown

RB

Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Justice Administration

Nick Dawson

LB

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C.

Undecided

Grant Donovan

LS

So.

Louisville, Ky.

Sports Administration

Royce Donovan

LB

Fr.

Louisville, Ky.

Justice Administration

Herbert Eggers

FB

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

Political Science

Will Gardner

QB

Fr.

Douglas, Ga.

Undecided

Stephen Goodwin

WR

Jr.

Louisville, Ky.

Accounting

Kevin Houchins

CB

Fr.

South Euclid, Ohio

Pre-Business

Ryan Hubbell

TE

So.

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Finance

Ryan Johnson

K

Fr.

Cecilia, Ky.

Health and Human Performance

Thomas Klusman

OL

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Biology (Pre-Medicine)

Alex Kupper

OL

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

MBA

Ryan Mack

OL

Fr.

Memphis, Tenn.

Justice Administration

Joe Manley

OL

Fr.

Bowling Green, Ky.

Undecided

Devontre Parnell

CB

Fr.

Winnsboro, S.C.

Sports Administration

Sheldon Rankins

DL

Fr.

Covington, Ga.

Biology

Jake Smith

OL

So.

Jacksonville, Ala.

Economics

Josh Stearns

OL

Fr

Louisville, Ky.

Justice Administration

Will Stein

QB

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

MBA

Jordan Streeter

DB

Fr.

Florence, Ky.

Defensive Back

Demarcus Topp

WR

Sr.

Paducah, Ky.

Marketing

Chris Walker

OL

Jr.

Louisville, Ky.

Marketing

John Wallace

K

Fr.

Cecilia, Ky.

Undecided

Alex Witcpalek

DB

Jr.

Oswego, Ill.

Defensive Back

Christopher Zelli

LB

Sr.

Jeffersonville, Ind.

Political Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PITTSBURGH (27)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Kevin  Barthelemy

LS

Jr.

Moon Twp., Pa.

General Management

Adam  Bisnowaty

OL

Fr

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Undecided

George  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

K

Sr.

Mentor, Ohio

MBA

Jarred Holley

DB

Sr.

Easton, Pa

Administrative Justice

John  Holtz

TE

Fr.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Undecided

Adam  Lazenga

FB

So.

Bethel Park, Pa.

Finance

Bradley 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

Gabriel Roberts

OL

Fr.

New London, Wis.

Undecided

Arthur Rowell

OL

Fr.

Harrisburg, Pa.

Undecided

Mike Shanahan WR Gr. North Huntingdon, Pa. Master of Education

Andrew Taglianetti

DB

Sr.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Economics

Joseph  Trebitz

LB

Sr.

Boca Raton, Fla.

Marketing

Ray Vinopal

DB

So.

Youngstown, Ohio

Finance

Chad  Voytik

QB

Fr.

Cleveland, Tenn.

Undecided

Christopher Wuestner

WR

Fr

Carlisle, Pa.

Undecided

Mathew Yoklic

P

Jr.

Gibsonia, Pa.

Communications

Brett Zuck

WR

So.

Shippenville, Pa.

Administrative Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUTGERS (28)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Taj Alexander

OL

Jr.

Downington, Pa.

Undeclared

Joe Behnke

K

Sr.

West Windsor, N.J.

Cell Biology and Neuorscience

Nick Borgese

K

Fr.

Hamburg, N.Y.

Undeclared

Betim Bujari

OL

Jr.

Secaucus, N.J.

Information Technology and Informatics

Michael Burton

FB

Jr.

Long Valley, N.J.

Communication

Paul Carrezola

TE

Sr.

Langhorne, Pa.

Communication

Brandon Coleman

WR

Jr.

Accokeek, Md.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

R.J. Dill

OL

Sr.

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Chas Dodd

QB

Jr.

Lyman, S.C.

Communication

Justin Doerner

P

Sr.

Redondo Beach, Calif.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Duron Harmon

DB

Sr.

Magnolia, Del.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Myles Jackson

DE

So.

West Chester, Pa.

Undeclared

Paul James

RB

So.

Glassboro, N.J.

Undeclared

Tejay Johnson

DB

So.

Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Undeclared

Brandon Jones

DB

Sr.

Sicklerville, N.J.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Robert Jones

LB

Sr.

Jamaica, N.Y.

Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Tyler Kroft

TE

So.

Downington, Pa.

Undeclared

Matt McBride

OL

Sr.

Hicksville, N.Y.

Criminal Justice

David Milewski

LB

Jr.

Sayreville, N.J.

Finance

Quron Pratt

WR

Sr.

Palmyra, N.J.

Sociology

Mason Robinson

DB

Sr.

Somerville, N.J.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Logan Ryan

DB

Sr.

Berlin, N.J.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Kevin Snyder

LB

So.

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Undeclared

J.T. Tartacoff

DB

Jr.

Skillman, N.J.

Economics

Scott Vallone

DL

Sr.

Central Islip, N.Y.

Economics

Lorenzo Waters

DB

Sr.

Coram, N.Y.

Political Science

Dallas Whitaker

LB

So.

Milford, N.J.

Undeclared

Timothy Wright

WR

Sr.

Wall Township, N.J.

Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USF (21)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

David Burdetsky

LS

Fr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Engineering

Edsel Caprice

LB

Fr.

Cape Coral, Fla.

Business Administration

Mattias Ciabatti

K

Fr.

Tampa, Fla.

Engineering

Mak Djulbegovic

OL

Fr.

Tampa, Fla.

Psychology

Jordan Duval

WR

So.

Tampa, Fla.

Business Administration

Matt Floyd

QB

Fr.

Milton, Fla.

Political Science

Ruben Garcia

LB

So.

Plant City, Fla.

Economics

Trevon Griffin

DB

Fr.

Miami, Fla.

Business Administration

Brandon Harris

LB

So.

Tampa, Fla.

Biomedical Sciences

Colton Hudson

DL

Sr.

Bradenton, Fla.

Criminology

Steven Jacques

OL

Jr.

Hollywood, Fla.

Communication

Stefan Konjanovski

DL

Jr.

Largo, Fla.

Mechanical Engineering

Lindsey Lamar

RB

Sr.

Tampa, Fla.

Communication

Michael Lanaris

LB

Sr.

Lake Mary, Fla.

Entrepreneurship (Graduate)

Evan Landi

TE

Sr.

Coral Springs, Fla.

Criminology (2nd Bachelors)

Alexander Mut

WR

Fr.

Port Charlotte, Fla.

Biology

Kyle Peck

RB

Jr.

Lakeland, Fla.

Engineering

Luke Sager

DL

Jr.

Niceville, Fla.

Entrepreneurship (Graduate)

Demi Thompson

DL

Jr.

Longwood, Fla.

Communication

Grant White

RB

So.

Orlando, Fla.

Mass Communications

David Burdetsky

LS

Fr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYRACUSE (21)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Lucas Albrecht

DT

So.

Hudson Falls, N.Y.

Bioengineering

Dom Anene

LB

Sr.

Redlands, Calif.

Economics

Zack Chibane

OG

Sr.

Paramus, N.J.

Political Science

Clay Cleveland

FB

Jr.

Boxford, Mass.

Management

Marcus  Coleman

NT

Fr.

Voorhees, N.J.

Finance

Carl Cutler

TE

Gr.

Norwich, Vt.

Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation

Riley Dixon

P

So.

Blossvale, N.Y.

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Jason Emerich

OL

Fr.

New Ringgold, Pa.

Undecided

Jacob Green

TE

Fr.

Seattle, Wash.

Pre-medicine

Keenan Hale

WR

So.

Conyers, Ga.

Chemistry

Sean Hickey

OT

Jr.

Murrysville, Pa.

Management

James Jarrett

FS

Sr.

Clinton, N.Y.

Public Relations

Zian Jones

DT

Jr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Communication & Rhetorical Studies

Kyle  Knapp

OT

Fr.

Kalamazoo, Mich.

Management

Charley Loeb

QB

Sr.

Hollis, N.J.

Psychology

Macky MacPherson

C

Jr.

Syracuse, N.Y.

Geography

Joe Nassib

CB

Jr.

Newtown Square, Pa.

Information Management and Technology

Ryan  Nassib

QB

Gr.

Malvern, Pa.

Accounting

Sam Rodgers

LS

So.

State College, Pa.

Nutrition

Rob Trudo

OG

So.

Farrell, Pa.

Economics

Dan Vaughan

LB

Gr.

Gibsonia, Pa.

Television, Radio & Film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPLE (30)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Major

Shahbaz Ahmed

DL

Fr.

Lindenwold, N.J.

Pharmacy

Ryan Alderman

WR

Jr.

Downingtown, Pa.

Finance

Zack Bambary

WR

So.

Easton, Pa.

Finance

Wyatt Benson

FB

Jr.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Criminal Justice

Cody Booth

TE

Jr.

Millersville, Pa.

Kinesiology

Sean Boyle

Ol

Sr.

Towson, Md.

Kinesiology

Joe Cenatiempo

OL

So.

Glen Mills, Pa.

Management Info Systems

John Christopher

WR

Fr.

Ormond Beach, Fla.

Kinesioogy

Hassan Dixon

RB

Fr.

Germantown, Md.

Political Science

Rob Dvoracek

LB

Fr.

Fogelsville, Pa.

Sport & Recreation Mgt.

Kyle Friend

OL

Fr.

Carlisle, Pa.

Business Management

Justin Gildea

DB

Sr.

Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Legal Studies

Tyler Mayes

P/PK

Fr.

Downingtown, Pa.

Engineering

Chad McCloskey

QB

Fr.

Gloversville, N.Y.

Business Management

Brendan McGowan

OL

Fr.

Barnesville, Pa.

Business

Adam Metz

OL

So.

Hummelstown, Pa.

Social Work

Bret Niederreither

DL

Fr.

Etters, Pa.

Business

Bryan Osei

DL

Fr.

Abington, Pa.

Criminal Justice

Chris Parthemore

TE

Jr.

Marketing

New Cumberland, Pa.

Colby Perry

PK/P

Fr.

Coatesville, Pa.

Business

Brett Pierce

WR

So.

Sicklerville, N.J.

Engineering Technology

Will Rathbone

OL

Fr.

Gainesville, Fla.

Political Science

Spencer Reid

RB

Fr.

Villanova, Pa.

University Studies

Anthony Robey

DB

So.

Norristown, Pa.

Criminal Justice

Scott Roorda

OL

Jr.

Westmoreland, Pa.

Criminal Justice

Damiere Shaw

DB

Fr.

Crum Lynne, Pa.

Business

Jordan Spector

WR

So.

Willow Grove, Pa.

Kinesiology

Marc Tyson

RB

So.

Monroe, N.J.

Finance

Dan Van Norton

TE

Jr.

Berwyn, Pa.

Management Info Systems

Martin Wallace

OL

Sr.

New York, NY

Criminal Justice