Three Bruins Earn Academic Acclaim By Pac-10 Conference

Dec. 4, 2002

Walnut Creek, CA -

Three UCLA men's soccer players earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the 2002 season, including second-team selections Matt Taylor and Zach Wells and honorable mention honoree John Carson.

Taylor, a junior forward from Irvine who was a honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, earned a 3.13 GPA in Sociology. Taylor is UCLA's second-leading scorer with eight goals and 22 points. Wells, a junior goalkeeper from Costa Mesa, recorded a 3.19 GPA in English. He earned second-team All-Pac-10 and NSCAA All-Far West honors this year and is a repeat second-team academic selection. He currently holds a 0.77 goals against average with six shutouts. Carson, a junior forward from Bakersfield, earned honorable mention honors.

MEN'S SOCCER PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

First Team

Peter Billmeyer, OSU* - Jr, 3.35, Business
Todd Dunivant, STAN** - Sr, 3.41, Economics
Rob Fulton, STAN - So, 3.46, Economics
Kyle Fukuchi, WASH - Sr, 3.66, Business
Taylor Graham, STAN* - Sr, 3.73, International Relations
Johanes Maliza, STAN* - Sr, 3.47, History
Aaron McHardy, OSU* - Sr, 3.66, Business
Troy Ready, WASH - Jr, 3.45, Speech/Communications
Jose Rivas, FS - Jr, 3.98, Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Andrew Terris, STAN* - Sr, 3.68, Psychology
James Twellman, STAN - So, 3.84, Undeclared

Second Team
Casey Armstrong, WASH - So, 3.25, Business
Yohei Fukuda, CAL - So, 3.40, Undeclared
Abe Geiger, STAN* - Jr, 3.29, Political Science
Mat Herold, FS - Jr, 3.28, Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Todd Leber, STAN - So, 3.51, International Relations
Alex Martinez, CAL - So, 3.36, Undeclared
Jeremy Proud, FS - Sr, 3.41, Liberal Studies
Matt Taylor, UCLA - Jr, 3.13, Sociology
Daniel Waltman, WASH - Jr, 3.37, Business
Zach Wells, UCLA* - Jr, 3.19, English
Michael Wilson, STAN* - Jr, 3.30, International Relations

* - two-time all-academic selection
** - three-time all-academic selection

HONORABLE MENTION: Makoto Anderson, Sr., FS; Calen Carr, So., CAL; John Carson, Jr., UCLA; Nicholas Garcia, So., FS; Omar Gusmao, Jr., CAL; Matthew Lawler, Jr., CAL; Aaron Maines, So., STAN; Noah Merl, So., CAL; Kurt Ness, Jr., OSU; Dan Oka, So., FS; Ryan Swiontek, So., CAL; Garrett Terracciano, So., CAL; Brian Walker, Jr., CAL

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