First-team members are those with a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher, while second-team honorees must have a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify, student-athletes must mantain a 3.0 (or higher) GPA either cumulative or over the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Seniors who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are eligible.
2004 Iowa State Football Academic All-Big 12 Honorees First Team: Gabe Bakker, Caleb Berg, Brian Lutter, Shawn Moorehead, Korey Smith, Luke Vander Sanden, Boyd Viers, Tony Yelk, Seth Zehr. Second Team: Andy Leaders, Todd Miller, Kory Pence, Cale Stubbe, Tim TeBrink.