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Tim Hiller named Academic All-America

Dec. 3, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Tim Hiller has been named Second Team Academic All-America by ESPN The Magazine, becoming the first quarterback ever to earn the honor for Western Michigan University.

Hiller, of Orrville, Ohio, earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average in his undergraduate coursework at WMU, which he finished in August 2008. He is now pursuing an MBA, and is still carrying a 4.0. Hiller is the eighth football player ever to earn Academic All-America for WMU, and the third in as many seasons. He joins current teammate Phillip Swanson and former teammate Anthony Gebhart as the latest football Broncos to receive the award--Gebhart in 2007 and Swanson in 2008.

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Academic All-Americans

  • 2009--Tim Hiller, quarterback, second team
  • 2008--Phillip Swanson, offensive lineman, second team
  • 2007--Anthony Gebhart, safety, first team
  • 1998--Mike Hutchings, wide receiver, first team
  • 1995--Rich Kaiser, defensive end, first team
  • 1994--Rich Kaiser, defensive end, first team
  • 1981--Les Garrett, linebacker, second team
  • 1973--Dan Arbour, defensive end, second team
  • 1970--Jon Bull, tackle, first team

Hiller is one of two quarterbacks to be granted Academic All-American status in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision this year, along with Florida's Tim Tebow, and is one of just two players from the Mid-American Conference to make the cut. He is a finalist for the 2009 William V. Campbell Award, Danny Wuerffel Award and the ARA Sportsmanship Award, and has already been named a National Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation.

For more information, visit wmubroncos.com.

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