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THREE BRONCOS NAMED TO ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 8 TEAM

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            BOISE, Idaho Boise State University football players Andrew Browning, Nick Schlekeway and Kyle Stringer have been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 team. 

            The selection of Schlekeway and Stringer marks the second straight year the two have been named to the all-district team.  This is the first selection for Browning. 

            Student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and higher to be nominated to the all-district team.  All three Broncos players will now have their names placed on the national ballot which will decide academic All-Americans for the 2006 season.  The academic program is administrated by the College Sports Information Directors of America association (CoSIDA). 

            A senior from Lake Oswego, Oregon, Browning has a 3.31 GPA in communication.  He is a three-year starter in the Boise State defensive line and currently has made 29 tackles this year.  He is tied for the team lead in quarterback sacks this season with 5.0 for 22 yards.  He is the team leader in tackles made behind the line of scrimmage with 6.0 for 25 yards.

            Schlekeway, a junior from Eagle, Idaho, is making his second straight appearance on the all-district team with a 3.85 GPA in business management.  He is a two-year starter at defensive line for the Broncos having made 28 tackles this year.  He also has made one quarterback sack for a loss of two yards and 3.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of seven yards. 

            A senior from Humble, Texas, Stringer is also making his second consecutive appearance on the all-district team.  His GPA is 3.39 in finance.  Stringer has been Boise State’s punter the past four years and he is ranked fourth among NCAA I-A punters for average this year at 45.9 yards-per-punt.  His long punt for the season is 61 yards and eight of his kicks have been downed inside the 20-yardline.

            The 2006 academic All-America team will be announced on Nov. 30 (Thursday).