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Zinter Earns All-District 5 Academic Honors From College Sports Communicators

11/22/2022 12:00:00 pm

// Dave Ablauf, Chad Shepard

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Offensive lineman Zak Zinter 3-ranked University of Michigan football team received all-district academic honors from College Sports Communicators (CSC) on Tuesday (November 22). Being named an Academic All-District puts Zinter on the ballot for the CSC Academic All-America team to be announced next month.

Zinter has maintained a 3.549 GPA while studying sports management at the UM School of Kinesiology. The North Andover, Massachusetts native is in his third academic year and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree last fall in his first year of eligibility. An All-Big Ten (second-team) selection in 2021, Zinter has appeared in 30 games with 27 starts in his career.

One of two offensive linemen to start all 11 games this season, Zinter’s physical style has helped UM develop the fourth-ranked rushing offense in the country (243.8 yards per game), the highest-ranked rushing attack in the Big Ten. The running game has totaled 32 rushing touchdowns (NCAA No. 5) to support the NCAA’s No. 9 scoring offense (39.4 points per game) and help maintain a No. 3 ranking in time of possession (35:07). .

In the passing game, Michigan has allowed 12 sacks in 11 games, and Zinter has allowed just one in 311 pass blocking plays. The offense has supported the NCAA No. 1 (grouchy jake, 122 points) and tied-No. 2 scorers (Blake Corum114 points) while propelling Corum (1,457 yards) to the No. 3 running back in the NCAA and a Heisman Trophy contender.

Academic teams from across the district are selected by College Sports Communicators and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in academics and athletics. Student-athletes who meet the nomination criteria must be in at least their sophomore year at their institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and must have played in at least 50 percent of their team’s games as a major starter or reserve . Zinter is now eligible to be named to the CSC Academic All-America team. First, second and third team honorees will be named on December 20 after another round of voting.

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