Mays student Seth McKinney, the starting center on the Texas A&M football team, has been named a first-team Verizon Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). McKinney has already earned his bachelor’s degree in information and operations management and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in the same field of study.

McKinney, who posted a 3.73 grade point average as an undergraduate, made his 50th consecutive start at center for the Aggie football team at the recent Galleryfurniture.com Bowl. To be nominated for the honor, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career.

To read more about Seth, check out his Life Stories feature in the September issue.