From Staff Reports
Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz was named one of six winners of the 18th Annual Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete Award as given by the University & Northwest Sertoma Club of Columbus, Ohio.
Munoz received the Division I award for men, while Jennifer Reck of the University of Virginia was given the Division I women’s award.
The six winners hold a combined GPA of 3.82 in political science and public administration, commerce, computer information services, biology, neuroscience and physical education.
Munoz was dominant from the start. At 6-foot-6, 315 pounds, he was named Freshman All-America in 2000 by The Sporting News and Rivals.com. He started all 46 games in which he played and was elected co-captain of the 2003 and 2004 teams.
Despite a series of injuries, he finished the 2004 season with 55 intimidation blocks and was named SEC Lineman of the Week for his game against Louisiana Tech. He was selected to the 2004 NCAA Consensus All-America team, having made all star squads as selected by the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, and Walter Camp Foundation.
Munoz named National Scholar Athlete for 2004
Published: Thu Jan 13, 2005