University of Wyoming senior free safety Luke Ruff was named Thursday to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Football First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the first time in Ruff’s career that he has earned First Team Academic All-America honors. He is the first Wyoming Cowboy to earn the honor since Trenton Franz in 2004.
A native of Castle Rock, Colo., Ruff has achieved a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average in civil engineering. In November, Ruff was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 First Team for the third consecutive year. By earning First Team Academic All-District honors, Ruff became eligible for Academic All-America consideration.