A trio of BYU seniors have repeated as members of the GTE Academic All-District VIII football team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida).
Led by Chuck Cutler, a first-team GTE Academic All-America last season, BYU placed three on this year's district squad, as did Utah and Weber State landed two spots on the team.Joining Cutler from BYU are safety Scott Peterson, who has a 3.31 grade point average in English, and Tim Clark, who has a 3.67 GPA in Political Science and has previously graduated with a double major in Korean and International Relations. Cutler has a 3.55 GPA in accounting.
Utah was represented by seniors Eric Jacobsen and Rick Eccles and junior Steve Sigloch. Jacobsen, a safety, has a 3.34 GPA in business and Eccles, a center has a 3.27 GPA in physical education. Sigloch, a fullback, has a 3.26 GPA in business.
Weber's players were senior safeties Kenneth Beazer and Jeffrey Sorensen. Beazer has a 3.46 GPA in broadcast communications and Sorensen has a 3.54 GPA in chemistry.
Six of the local players are Utahns, while Peterson and Sigloch are from California. Players must have a 3.20 GPA. District winners advance for selection to the GTE Academic All-America squad.