Two Wolfpack starters and a key reserve were named today to the 2011 All-ACC Academic Football Team: starting quarterback Mike Glennon, starting offensive tackle Mikel Overgaard and backup defensive end McKay Frandsen.
To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 or higher grade point average for the fall semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average throughout his academic career.
"Academic success is our ultimate goal and these young men exemplify that," said O'Brien. "They were all important contributors for us on the field last season and were also champions in the classroom."
Glennon threw for 31 touchdowns in 2011, tied as the second-best mark in school history. His 3,054 yards passing yards ranks as the fifth-best tally in the Wolfpack record book. Although a junior in eligibility, the Centreville, Va., native graduated last spring after just 3-1/2 years and was enrolled in postgraduate courses during the fall semester. He was one of only four postgraduates selected to the squad.
Overgaard, a biological sciences major from Weiser, Idaho, started all 13 games for the Pack in 2011, mainly at the right tackle spot. The versatile senior started the Boston College game at left tackle and the Belk Bowl win over Louisville at left guard.
A science and technology major from American Fork, Utah, Frandsen was a key backup for the State defense lst season, seeing action in every game of the regular season at defensive end.
NC State has had 12 Academic All-ACC performers during Tom O'Brien's tenure.