USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team

This annual program honors full-time undergraduates who not only excel academically but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society. Students named to the USA TODAY All-USA College Academic First Team will be featured in USA TODAY in March 2009 and will receive trophies and cash awards of $2,500.  Students must be nominated by their schools and be willing to be presented in USA TODAY as a representative of all outstanding students.  Schools may nominate as many students as they consider appropriate candidates for this award.