BOISE, Idaho Tim Brady, Jeff Cavender, Kyle Gingg, Orlando Scandrick and Nick Schlekeway, all members of the Boise State University football team, have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine All-Academic second team for district eight. Members of the College Sports Information Directors of America voted on the selections.
Brady and Gingg were selected at the linebacker position, Cavender in the offensive line, Scandrick in the defensive secondary and Schlekeway in the defensive line. This marks the third straight year Schlekeway has been named to the all-academic district team. It’s the first selection for the other four Broncos.
Brady has a 3.58 grade point average in business management. A junior from Boise (Bishop Kelly HS), Brady starts at linebacker for the Broncos and is currently third on the team for total tackles this season with 48. He also has 3.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 quarterback sacks for a loss of 14 yards.
Cavender, a senior from Elko, Nevada (Elko HS), has started 47 consecutive games, at three different offensive line positions. He has started 12 at tackle, 13 at guard and 22 at his current position of center. He has a GPA of 3.40 in communication.
A junior from Phoenix, Ariz. (Phoenix Christian HS), Gingg is tied for the team lead in tackles this season with Marty Tadman at 64. Among those tackles are six behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 35 yards. He also has 2.5 quarterback sacks, six pass breakups and leads the team in fumbles recovered with two. His GPA is 3.47 in management.
Scandrick is a junior from Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS), and supports a 3.26 GPA in communication. In his third year as a starting cornerback for the Broncos, Scandrick has made 37 tackles this year. He two interceptions for 42 yards, six pass breakups, forced one fumble, returned one punt for 54 yards and four kickoffs for 78 yards.
Schlekeway has the highest GPA of the group of 3.78 in business management. A three-year starter at defensive end, Schlekeway has made 23 tackles this season, including 3.5 behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 14 yards. Schlekeway, a senior from Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS), also has two quarterback sacks for a loss of nine yards this season.
Cavender and Schlekeway are both scheduled to graduate this December.