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Courtesy: WMU

Currie and Prom Earn Academic All-MAC

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 01/31/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A pair of Western Michigan football student-athletes earned a spot on the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team for 2012.  Sophomore safety Justin Currie and senior defensive lineman Chris Prom garnered the honor for the first time in their respective careers.

Currie, a native of Big Rapids, Mich., ranked second on the team with 98 tackles, a career high.  He added 1.5 tackles for loss, three pass break ups, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble from the free safety position.

Currie was honored by the MAC for his efforts on the field as well in 2012, earning Second Team All-MAC Defense.  He carries a 3.42 GPA in criminal justice.

Prom, a native of Saukville, Wis., appeared in nine games as a fifth year senior, missing portions of many games this past season due to injury.  He was a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy given annually to the nation's top scholar-athlete in college football and was WMU's nominee for the Senior CLASS National Award. Prom carries a 3.59 GPA in secondary education.

This is the seventh-straight season that WMU football has boasted multiple Academic All-MAC selections.  Fifty-three football student-athletes achieved a 3.00 GPA or better this past semester with 50 carrying a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.

Western Michigan football opens the 2013 campaign at Michigan State on Aug. 31.