Four Terps football players named to All-ACC Academic team

The Baltimore Sun

The Atlantic Coast Conference today announced that Maryland fullback Tyler Cierski, offensive lineman Bennett Fulper, linebacker Cole Farrand and punter Nathan Renfro were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Football team. It’s Fulper’s third selection, Cierski’s second selection and Farrand’s and Renfro’s first selection.

The Terps had the fourth-most selections in the ACC. Duke finished first with 21 players. Clemson was second with six players, and N.C. State was third with five. The teams were selected from a pool of 104 eligible student-athletes across the conference’s 12 teams, and athletes needed to have earned a 3.0 grade point average in the previous semester and have a cumulative 3.0 average to be considered.

Cierski rushed for 10 yards on 10 carries in limited action this season, Farrand finished with a team-high-tying 78 tackles and Renfro kicked 75 punts with an average distance of nearly 40 yards. Fulper, who will graduate in the spring, started 22 times in 31 career games.

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