February 13, 1997
BC's Bartlett, Malecki, Pollack Named to Big East All-Academic Team
T.E. Pollack Wins Honor for Third Time
Three members of the 1996 Boston College football team, sophomore defensive end Greg Bartlett (Hartford, Conn.), sophomore punter Jason Malecki (Springfield, Va.) and junior tight end Todd Pollack (Rye, N.Y.) have been named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
This marks the third consecutive year that Pollack has won the Conference academic honor. Bartlett and Malecki join the league's select academic circle for the first time this season. A grade-point average of 3.0, plus demonstrated on-field success are the qualifying measures for this student-athlete award.
Bartlett, a mathematics major , made 41 tackles - two of which were for lost yardage and another was a quarterback sack - from his defensive end post last fall. He is a graduate of Hartford Public High School. Greg came to the Heights as a walk-on candidate, but subsequently earned a full football scholarship.
Malecki was the BIG EAST's third-leading punter (and ranked 26th in Division I-A) with a 43.1 yards-per-kick average last fall. He twice kicked career-long punts of 63 yards in the '96 season - reaching the high mark against both Michigan and Pitt. Jason is enrolled as a finance major in BC's Carroll School of Management after graduating from West Springfield High School.
Pollack was the Eagles' top tight end pass receiver last fall, with 18 catches in nine games. He also scored two touchdowns. In addition to his pass-catching duties, he doubles as the team's long snapper. He's a graduate of the Brunswick School in Connecticut and is currently an economics major in BC's College of Arts and Sciences. Todd was recently named one of 10 Honda Scholar-Athlete Award winners, and a $3,000 donation was made to Boston College's scholarship fund in his name by the auto maker.