Penn State has had four players -- guard John Urschel, defensive ends Pete Massaro and Brad Bars and linebacker Ben Kline -- selected to the Capital One Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
All four players are eligible for consideration to the Academic All-America team. Massaro, a senior who starred at Marple Newtown High School in Delaware County, made the 2010 Academic All-America team.
Urschel, a junior in eligibility, graduated last May with a 4.0 grade-point average in math and is working toward a master's degree. Massaro graduated last December with a 3.85 GPA in finance and is on schedule to earn an economics degree next month.
Bars, a junior, carries a 3.84 GPA in finance while Kline, a sophomore, has a 3.92 GPA in the Smeal College of Business.