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McCormick Student Named Academic All-American

Zeke Markshausen, a McCormick student and wide receiver for the Northwestern University football team, was recently named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American first team selection, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Markshausen led the Wildcats in receiving with 79 receptions this season, which ranks him second among Big Ten players in that category. He has also contributed 774 receiving yards and three touchdowns and was named a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the media.

Markshausen graduated in June with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and is now enrolled in McCormick's Master of Science in Engineering Design and Innovation program. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

This is the second year in a row that a McCormick student has been named Academic All-American. Last year McCormick graduate student and Wildcat long snapper Phil Brunner was named a first team selection.