Cincinnati's John Goebel named top scholar

Cincinnati running back John Goebel was named as the Big East football scholar-athlete of the year on Tuesday.

Goebel, a graduate student, has a 4.0 grade-point average in Cincinnati’s educational leadership program. He'll receive a $2,000 scholarship that may be applied to graduate or professional studies.

Goebel played in 46 career games and was a member of two Big East championship teams. He appeared in 11 games in 2010, rushing for 196 yards and three touchdowns, and averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He is the first Cincinnati player to win the football scholar-athlete award.

The conference also named its all-academic team, which included 135 players. Cincinnati led the way with 19 players on the team, followed by West Virginia (18) and Rutgers (18). Pittsburgh had 17, Louisville, USF and Connecticut each placed 16 on the team, and Syracuse had 15.

The entire all-academic team can be viewed here.