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UW’s Luke Ruff Receives Academic Honor


Luke Ruff (Courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

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.  Ruff’ was one of only 24 football student-athletes playing at the NCAA Division I level to receive First Team Capital One Academic All-America honors this season.  The Division I Academic All-America Football Team includes student-athletes from a combined 246 teams across the nation — 124 Football Bowl Subdivision teams and 122 Football Championship Subdivision teams.

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