Three Cardinal Wrestlers Named Pac-10 First Team All Academic
April 1, 2002
Walnut Creek, Calif. - The Pac-10 announced the winter All-Academic teams, which included seven Stanford wrestlers. Three Cardinal athletes earned First Team honors, two were named to the second team and another pair took an honorable mention.
Seniors Patricia Miranda and Brad Selby and junior Justin Walker all earned First Team honors. Miranda will graduate with a degree in Economics, Selby with a dual degree in Art and English. Miranda posted three wins this season at 125 pounds - including her first collegiate dual victory. She competed at the Pan-American Championships and is currently the second-ranked woman at the 112.5 pound weight class. Selby, the Cardinal heavyweight starter, capped off his Stanford career with eight wins, including one fall. He had five conference wins this season. Walker, who tallied 18 wins this season at 133 pounds, will return for his senior year on The Farm to pursue his degree in Political Science. He posted a third place finish at the California Open and a fourth place finish at the All Cal Invitational late in the season. Walker posted two Pac-10 wins this season including an 11-3 major decision over Portland State's Stuart Eggerton in the final dual of the season.
Junior Harold Penson and sophomore Matt Twomey were named to the Second Team. Penson, who started at 184 in 2002, is working on a degree in Economics and Twomey is undeclared. Penson has 15 wins on the year and a fourth place finish at the California Open. He had two conference victories under his belt this season. Twomey grabbed four wins this season at 197 pounds, one of which was a conference victory. He has two pins and two decisions.
Earning honorable mention recognition for the Cardinal are seniors Kenji Arai and Levi Weikel-Magden. Arai posted four wins this season, including a pin and two technical falls. Weikel-Magden, the Cardinal starter at 157, recorded the second-highest win total on the team with 27 victories this season with three falls and one technical fall. Weikel-Magden was one of four Stanford wrestlers to earn an NCAA bid, after a fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships. During the season, he posted a 6-1 conference record and claimed second place at the Aggie open and first at the All Cal Invitational.