McElroy and Jones earn academic honors

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy and offensive lineman Barrett Jones were tabbed as Academic All-Americans. The official press release from the University follows below:

Greg McElroy Named ESPN Academic All-American of the Year
Barrett Jones joins McElroy as first-team Academic All-Americans

Alabama senior quarterback Greg McElroy was selected as the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year in the Football Bowl Subdivision by the College Sports Information Directors of American on Tuesday.

Sophomore offensive lineman Barrett Jones also joined McElroy as a first-team ESPN Academic All-American. It marks Jones’ second straight year on the Academic All-American team after garnering second-team honors a season ago. Jones is also the third Crimson Tide player to twice be selected as an Academic All-American, joining Johnny Musso (1970-71) and Randy Hall (1973-74).

“It is a great honor,” McElroy said. “One of my goals when I came to school here was to be an Academic All-American. It is something that I set my sights on early in my career at Alabama. I am just very proud to be able to represent the University of Alabama and very honored to be selected as the Academic All-American of the Year.”

McElroy becomes just the second Alabama student-athlete to earn Academic All-American of the Year honors. Stephanie Kite, a women’s gymnast, was also selected as the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year on the At-Large Team in 2004.

McElroy, who is 23-2 as a starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide, graduated in three years with a degree in business marketing and is finishing his graduate degree in sports administration this fall. He completed his undergraduate work with a 3.82 GPA and has a 4.0 in graduate school.

McElroy is a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete, receiving an $18,000 scholarship from the NFF and becoming a finalist for the William V. Campbell Award. He was also a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. McElroy is a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He was named one of Sporting News’ “20 Smartest Athletes,” and selected as Alabama’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student in marketing while earning the Marketing Senior Gold Certificate.

Jones boasts a 4.0 grade point average in finance during his third year of course work in Tuscaloosa. He is a two-time first-team All-District IV selection and was a second-team ESPN Academic All-American last season. He was a member of the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll. Jones is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key Sigma Alpha Lambda and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

He has started 10 games for the Crimson Tide this season and 24 at right guard during his career. He missed his first career game against Georgia State after spraining his ankle in the Mississippi State game. Jones is an integral part of the Tide’s offensive success this season with the Crimson Tide averaging 434.64 yards per game to rank 26th nationally in total offense.

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  1. 1
    auburntigerfan

    So what.
    Cam Newton has gotten his PHD in Sociology in less than one year!
    Cam also is front runner for the Hiesman and several other prestigious awards. Some of yall dumbasses might think Cam may have to give the Hiesman back but once you won it its yours for life. Like OJ Simpson. Just like a national championhip ask the 1957 Tigers!!
    Cam also picks up like 650 yards of personal offense a game.

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    jeff peaden

    Cam has a PHD in what? he had to have someone else do his work at florida and pledgerized himsrlf out of the school. So he has a what in what? I don’t think so, good try though loser, now he may have used the monsy his dad got for him to play to buy a degree but he is a slacker. Ingram also finished his education a recieved his degree last year.

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    jeff peaden

    also Cam 2 years florida, jr. college 2 yrs. auburn 1yr. thats 5 how many did u say 1? 1 after another, after another, after another, five is more than 3. but then that was coming from a tig….war eag… oh auburn fan their never sure who they are. counting can be tuff for you guys.

  4. 6
    Jeff Peaden is Confused

    Hey Jeff, what is exponentially more unethical than cheating during a test in college? The answer is ILLEGALLY stealing/leaking a student’s CONFIDENTIAL academic file and record. Additionally, he most certainly did not “pledgerize” “himsrlf” out of school. Is the word you are looking for “plagiarized?” If so, he was absolutely not expelled for plagiarism or any other offense. Cameron was not expelled at all. So, you may not want to call other people “losers” until you have at least a basic understanding of a given subject (or language).

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