Caragein Nets Academic Honor

Pitt defensive tackle Myles Caragein is a team captain, has started all nine games this season, adds another academic honor to his belt.

Pitt senior defensive lineman Myles Caragein has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 Team, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Caragein (Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks) was selected by a vote of members of CoSIDA. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. He must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and completed at least one full academic year at the school.

Caragein has already earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics with a cumulative 3.62 GPA and is presently enrolled in Pitt's Graduate School of Education. He is a three-time Big East All-Academic Football Team selection and a perennial member of the Pitt Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

As an All-District honoree, he will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.

Caragein has started all nine games at nose tackle for the Panthers and has 29 tackles on the season. He had a career-high nine stops against Cincinnati this past week.

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