Eric Dudley Earns Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America
June 12, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University's Eric Dudley has been selected to the 2000-2001 Verizon Men's Spring At-Large Academic All-American Team.
Dudley, a junior from Bellingham, Wash., was among 15 first-team selections from University Division schools nationally. There were also 15 selections to both the national second and third teams. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of 3.2 or higher, be in at least the second year of participation at the school, and be an important squad member. The sports in the Men's Spring At-Large category include golf, tennis, lacrosse, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) nominate and vote at the district level, with eight districts encompassing the United States and Canada. Only the top ten student-athletes in each district receive consideration for the national ballot.
Dudley earned All-America athletic honors earlier this month with his fifth place finish in the 400m intermediate hurdles at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Eugene. He is the current Pacific-10 Conference champion in the 400m hurdles and placed eighth in the 110m high hurdles at the conference meet. Dudley's 400m hurdles time of 50.28 seconds is the fourth fastest in school history.
Dudley has a 3.95 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is a member of the honors college at WSU. He has been named to the District Academic All-America team twice.
2000-2001 Verizon Men's Spring At-Large Academic All-American TeamAcademic All-American of the Year: Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech
Name (Sport) School Year GPA, MajorMike Adams (Lacrosse) Notre Dame Sr. 3.43, AccountingMarco Baron (Tennis) Mississippi State Sr. 3.89, International BusinessCharles Clinger (Track & Field) Weber State Sr. 3.55, Business Admin/FinanceEric Dudley (Track & Field) Washington State Jr. 3.95, Mechanical EngineeringJake Galbreath (Track & Field) Vermont Grad. 3.92, Electrical EngineeringJoe Hall (Track & Field) Wyoming Sr. 3.94, Architectural EngineeringJohn Hedengren (Track & Field) BYU Sr. 3.96, Chemical EngineeringK.J. Hippensteel (Tennis) Stanford Jr. 3.50, Human BiologyJohn Marshall (Golf) Elon Sr. 3.94, Computer Science/MathematicsYew Ming Si (Tennis) Illinois State Sr. 4.00, Applied Computer ScienceBryce Molder (Golf) Georgia Tech Sr. 3.41, ManagementBrad Morris (Golf) Eastern Kentucky Jr. 4.00, Pre-Med/ChemistryErik Scharf (Tennis) St. John's Sr. 3.94, TheologyTim Surface (Track & Field) Tulsa Sr. 4.00, BiologyDan Swan (Tennis) Purdue Sr. 4.00, Management