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Te'o, Golic Jr. are academic All-Americans

12/6/2012

Manti Te'o and Mike Golic Jr. have kept the awards piling up for Notre Dame, as both players were named Thursday to the Capital One Academic All-America first team.

The Irish rank second all time with 227 academic All-Americans, trailing only Nebraska.

Te'o was a second-team academic All-American last season and is the 10th repeat honoree in Notre Dame history, and the first Irish football player to repeat since John Carlson in 2006 and 2007.

Te'o will graduate this month with a degree in design from the College of Arts and Letters. He has a 3.324 GPA. Golic graduated in May with a degree in film, television and theatre and had an overall GPA of 3.428. He is currently enrolled in graduate studies.

Eligible players for the academic All-America team must have completed at least sophomore standing, be a starter or key reserve, own a GPA of 3.3 or greater and be nominated by his sports information director.