Eslinger is second-team Academic All-American

Minnesota football center Greg Eslinger was named a 2004 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American as a second-team selection Wednesday.

The distinction marks the second year in a row a Gophers player has been named to the team. Safety Justin Isom was named to the second team last year.

Eslinger anchored a line that helped Minnesota rank first in the Big Ten and fifth nationally in rushing with 225 yards per game.

He has also been named first-team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches.

Lowe honored

Bobbe Lowe, the starter for Minnesota’s wrestling team at 125 pounds, was named Big Ten wrestler of the week after winning his third tournament title of the season at the Mat Town Invitational on Saturday in Lock Haven, Pa.