Bergquist & Pappas Named Academic All-Americans
June 19, 2002
STAMFORD, Conn. - A pair of University of Oregon student-athletes, redshirt seniors Adam Bergquist and Billy Pappas, were honored Wednesday to the 15-man Verizon Academic All-America First Team for Men's Track & Field and Cross Country.
Bergquist, an exercise and movement science graduated with a 3.99 GPA, and was one of the team's top distance runners this season. The Boulder, Colo., native took eighth in the 5K in the recent Pacific-10 Conference Championships (14:36.17), and ranked first on the team in the 3K indoors (NCAA prov., 8:10.35) and second in the 5K outdoors (14:14.02). Last fall, he was the team's MVP in cross country after ranking second on the team in the Pac-10 (11th), Western Regional (11th,) and NCAA Championships (60th). Bergquist was also a first-team regional selection this season.
Pappas, a psychology graduate with a 3.61 GPA, made his second NCAA Championships decathlon appearance three weeks ago (11th, 7,514), and led Oregon in the event this season (NCAA auto., 7,532 points) and in the long jump (23-5 1/2w). The Azalea, Ore., native won the Pac-10 decathlon title this season (PR 7,532), and ended his league career as a three-time scorer in the decathlon and twice in the long jump. All-time for the Ducks, he ranks ninth in the decathlon with this year's personal best, and was an All-American in last year's NCAA finale (eighth, 7,488). He received first-team regional Academic All-America honors in both 2001 and 2002.
Thanks to the duo's honors, Oregon was the only school nationally in the category to have two first-team recipients, and the Ducks were also the only Pac-10 recipients. The first team featured an upper-class heavy list that included 14 seniors or graduate students among the 15 selections.
The three Verizon Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the 1,800-member Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. The Duck duo were eligible for the honor after being selected recently to the Verizon Regional All-Academic First Team.
2001-02 Verizon Academic All-America Men's Track & Cross Country Team
University Division First Team
Name - School - Yr. - Hometown - GPA/Major>>>Adam Bergquist - Oregon - Sr. - Boulder, Colo. - 3.99/Exercise & Movement Sci.Patrick Brooks - Lamar - Sr. - Savann-La Mar, Jamaica 4.00/Pre-MedBalazs Csillag - Northern Iowa - Sr. - Szekszard, Hungary - 3.61/Economics -John Friedman - Harvard - Sr. - Cambridge, Mass. - 3.87/EconomicsChristian Goy - Illinois St. - Sr. - Rheinsburg, Germany - 3.43/ManagementTodd Grunander - Weber St. - Sr. - North Ogden, Utah - 3.93/ZoologyTroy Henderson - Alabama - Gr. - Gardendale, Ala. - 3.96/Environmental Sci.Thomas Hocker - Yale - Sr. - San Jose, Calif. - 3.84/BiologyTeren Jamison* - Utah - Sr. - Taylorsville, Utah - 3.98/Electrical EngineeringDaniel Lincoln - Arkansas - Jr. - Fayetteville, Ark. - 3.93/BiochemistryRoman Oravec - SMU - Sr. - Brno, Czech Republic - 3.61/Marketing>>>Billy Pappas - Oregon - Sr. - Azalea, Ore. - 3.61/PsychologyZach Riley - Ball St. - Sr. - Columbus, Ind. - 3.68/Exercise ScienceScott Russell - Kansas - Sr. - Windsor, Ontario - 3.46/ Pre-Physical TherapyDavid Scott - Lipscomb - Sr. - Hendersonville, Tenn. - 4.00/ Philosophy
University Division Second Team
Dan Conti - Holy Cross - Jr. - Hubbardston, Mass. - 3.90/Mathematics -James Davis - Rice - So. - Spring, Texas - 3.98/Economics/Kinesiology -Mike Deibler - Connecticut - Jr. - Monroe, N.Y. - 3.55/ Sports & LeisureOlivier Deigni - Georgia Tech - Sr. - Abidjan, Ivory Coast - 3.95/Aerospace EngineeringDan Gibson - Davidson - Sr. - Wooster, Ohio - 3.75/PhilosophyMike Goodhart - Delaware - Sr. - Lititz, Pa. - 3.96/BusinessJohn Hedengren - Brigham Young - Sr. - Richland, Wash. - 3.95/Chemical EngineeringZach Jones - Montana St. - Sr. - Harlowton, Mont. - 3.71/Health/Human Dev.Nickie Peters - Coppin St. - Sr. - St. Vincent, West Indies - 3.80/ChemistryBrian Rohrer - Alabama - Sr. - Vancouver, Wash. - 3.99/BiologyKyle Rowley - Southern Utah - Sr. - Delta, Utah - 3.81/ChemistryRyan Shay - Notre Dame - Sr. - Central Lake, Wis. - 3.21/Econ./Comp. App.Jeremy Tolman - Weber St. - Sr. - Jensen, Utah - 3.48/Health Admin. SystemsLuke Watson - Notre Dame - Sr. - Stillwater, Minn. - 3.38/AccountingKyle Wyatt - Nebraska - So. - Albion, Neb. - 4.00/English
University Division Third Team
Magnus Ahlen - Manhattan - So. - Karlstad, Sweden - 3.92/EngineeringDoug Ameigh - Clemson - Sr. - Washingtonville, Pa. - 3.33/Mathematics TeachingRoberto Carvajal - Kansas St. - Gr. - Chihuahua, Mexico - 3.70/Industrial EngineeringRyan Gorman - Southwest Texas - Jr. - New Braunfels, Texas - 4.00/Political ScienceBrandon Gulley - Morehead St. - So. - Flemingsburg, Ky. - 4.00/Radiological SciencesBeryl Harris - Coppin St. - Sr. - St. Lucia, West Indies - 3.90/Computer ScienceDarren Hutchins - Oklahoma - So. - Choctaw, Okla. - 3.96/Mathematics/ BiologySean Kelly - Duke - Sr. - Wickliffe, Ohio - 3.45/Bio.Anthro.&AnatomyAdam Keul - Stephen F. Aust. - Sr. - Tyler, Texas - 3.46/Geography/ Pol. Sci.Tom McArdle - Dartmouth - Jr. - Brookline, Mass. - 3.30/HistoryNathan Rollins - Georgetown - Gr. - Odenton, Md. - 3.56/Social/ Public PolicyDonald Sage - Stanford - So. - Elmhurst, Ill. - 3.33/EconomicsJosh Spiker - Wisconsin - So. - Ventura, Calif. - 3.47/Pre-BusinessAdam Sutton - Providence - Jr. - Preston, England - 3.68/ManagementPhilip Wiles - Wake Forest - Sr. - Huntsville, Ala. - 3.89/Biology
* Verizon Academic All-America Team Member of the Year - University Division