Ten Sun Devil Harriers Garner Academic All-Pac-10 Honors

Nov. 22, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Pac-10 Conference announced its 2002 men's and women's cross country academic teams Friday. Included were 10 Arizona State harriers in all with seven women and three men. Cynthia Atencio (Jr., Richland, Wash.), who carries a 3.67 in anthropology, led the way for the Sun Devils by earning a spot on the women's first team after two-consecutive years of garnering honorable mention honors. Jeremy Rasmussen (Sr., Glendale, Ariz.), a computer information major with a 3.33 grade point average, was named to the men's second team after three years of being selected to the honorable mention team.

On the women's side, Joanie Baca (Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.), Alvina Begay (Jr., Ganado, Ariz.), Desiree Davila (So., Chula Vista, Calif.), Penny Jacobson (So., Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amanda Lyon (Fr., Phoenix, Ariz.) and Lisa Pohlit (Jr., Tempe, Ariz.) all were named to the honorable mention team. Baca earned her second-consecutive honorable mention award while the rest of women honored by the conference were selected for the first time. Atencio's selection to the first team extended a streak of four years in a row that a Sun Devil women earned a spot on the top list.

Joining Rasmussen on the men's lists was Kris Alexander (Sr., Franklin, Ariz.) and Dan Maher (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.), both honorable mention selections. Alexander earned his second academic accolade following a selection to the honorable mention team in 2000. Maher made his third appearance on the honorable mention list after taking the honor in 2000 and 2001.

The No. 17 women's team, along with Fasil Bizuneh (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) and JJ Duke (So., Clovis, Calif.), will compete in the 2002 NCAA Championships Monday on the campus of Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.

Men's 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic First TeamMark Anderson, ARIZ	Jr.	3.78	BiochemistryRyan Andrus, ORE	RSo.	4.00	Business AdministrationJohn Burke, CAL	Sr.	3.57	ChemistryMartin Conrad, CAL	Sr.	3.65	History/Political ScienceKevin Engelhardt, ARIZ	Jr.	3.42	BiochemstryAndrew Hill, STAN	Jr.	3.43	Electrical EngineeringIan Johnson, WSU	RJr.	3.64	General LinguisticsCraig Pansing, ARIZ	Jr.	3.63	Optical EngineeringAaron Powell, ARIZ	RFr.	4.00	General BiologyAdam Tenforde, STAN	Jr.	3.85	Human Biology

Second TeamTodd Arnold, WASH Jr. 3.40 UndeclaredKyle Barker, WSU Sr. 3.40 Business AdministrationCarlos Carballo, CAL Jr. 3.35 MathNeil Davis, STAN RFr. 3.39 UndeclaredIan Dobson, STAN Jr. 3.17 Political ScienceMichael Heidt, WSU So. 3.49 UndeclaredJohn Lucas, ORE RJr. 3.27 PsychologyJeremy Rasmussen, ASU Sr. 3.33 Computer InformationGrant Robison, STAN Jr. 3.09 African &Afro American StudiesDonald Sage, STAN Jr. 3.11 Economics

Honorable MentionKris Alexander, ASU; Jonathan Balzer, CAL;Bryan Bauerle, UCLA; Eric Bohn, ARIZ;Chris Emme, STAN; Andy Fader, WASH;Evan Fox, STAN; Ryan Hall, STAN;Seth Hejny, STAN; Brett Holts, ORE;Justin Ireland, WSU; Sean Knapp, STAN;Ben Koss, WASH; Craig Lee, CAL;Eric Logsdon, ORE; Louis Luchini, STAN;Josh Ludwig, ARIZ; Dan Maher, ASU; Mark Mandi, WASH;Jeremy Park, WASH; Noel Paulson, ORE;Justin Romaniuk, STAN; John Russell, WASH;Dave Stillman, STAN; Philip West, STAN;Mark Wicklander, WSU; Phil Young, UCLA.

Women's 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic First TeamSara Bei, STAN So. 3.50 UndeclaredCynthia Atencio, ASU Jr. 3.67 AnthropologyCrystal Becker, USC So. 3.96 UndeclaredAna Cabrera, WSU RSo. 3.95 CommunicationsJeane Goff, STAN So. 3.60 UndeclaredErinn Gulbrandsen, ORE Sr. 3.75 EnglishEri Macdonald, ORE RJr. 3.66 JournalismAbby Parker, CAL So. 3.81 UndeclaredKate Spigel, WASH Jr. 3.66 Business AdministrationCarmen Winant, UCLA So. 3.69 Undeclared

Second TeamKate Bradshaw, WASH Sr. 3.25 PsychologyMolly Bull, WSU So. 3.53 UndeclaredCamille Connelly, WASH So. 3.70 UndeclaredAlicia Craig, STAN So. 3.38 UndeclaredLindsey Egerdahl, WASH So. 3.43 UndeclaredMalindi Elmore, STAN Sr. 3.29 International RelationsKatherine Hotchkiss, STAN Sr. 3.40 EconomicsCourtney Inman, WASH Sr. 3.42 Business AdminstrationSusan Mortensen, ARIZ RFr. 3.65 Family StudiesRobin Tierney, ARIZ RFr. 3.64 Undeclared

Honorable MentionJoanie Baca, ASU; Alvina Begay, ASU;Taylor Bryant, ORE; Gina Clayton, USC;Julia Corbett, WSU; Desiree Davila, ASU; Lauren Fleshman, STAN;Jamie Gibbs, WASH; Laura Halverson, WASH;Laura Harmon, ORE; Penny Jacobson, ASU;Amanda Lyon, ASU; Lindsey Maclise, CAL;Lori Mann, UCLA; Harlye Maya, USC;Melissa McBain, UCLA; Lisa Pohlit, ASU;Maja Ruznic, CAL; Carolyn Shea, UCLA;Alicia Snyder-Carlson, ORE; Erin Sullivan, STAN;Brooke Thomas, USC; Katie White, CAL;Carrie Zografos, ORE

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