Dana Grunfeld Named Academic All-American

March 2, 2005

University Park, Pa - Dan Grunfeld not only is an excellent basketball player for Stanford University, but he is also an outstanding student in the classroom.

Grunfeld, who was averaging 17.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this year before being sidelined with a season-ending knee injury, has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American University Men's Basketball Second Team.

Grunfeld, a junior from River Hills, Wi, carries a 3.66 gpa in American Studies.

Grunfeld becomes the sixth player in Stanford basketball history to be named an Academic All-American. The others were Mark Madsen (first team) in 2000, Kenny Ammann (third team) in 1990, Novian Whitsitt (honorable mention) in 1986, Brian Welch (honorable mention) in 1982 and Kimberly Belton (second team) in 1980.

Last month, Grunfeld was named, along with Chris Hernandez and Nick Robinson, to the five-man District-8 ESPN The Magazine University Division All-Academic first team.

Grunfeld, Hernandez, Robinson, and Jason Haas have been nominated to the 2005 Pacific-10 All-Academic team.

2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American University Division Men's Basketball Team

First Team
Eric Castro, SMU, Senior, 3.80 gpa, Sociology/Accounting
Will Emerson, Mercer, Junior, 4.00 gpa, Biology
Johannes Herber, West Virginia, Junior, 4.00 gpa, Political Science
Chris Hill, Michigan State, Senior, 3.75 gpa, Finance
Derek Winans, Southeast Missouri State, Senior, 3.97 gpa, Business

Second Team
Dan Grunfeld, Stanford, Junior, 3.66 gpa, American Studies
Turner Battle, Buffalo, Senior, 3.56 gpa, Communications
Erik Benzel, Denver, Senior, 3.69 gpa, Finance
Craig Forth, Syracuse, Senior, 3.85 gpa, Inclusive Education & Geography
Neil Plank, Illinois State, Junior, 4.00 gpa, Finance

Third Team
David Erbes, North Dakota State, Senior, 3.88 gpa, Agricultural Economics
Christian Maraker, Pacific, Senior, 3.46 gpa, Sports Sciences
Dan Oppland, Valparaiso, Junior, 3.49 gpa, Physical Education/Sports Management
Chris Paul, Wake Forest, Sophomore, 3.21 gpa, Undeclared
Dennis Trammel, Ball State, Senior, 3.42 gpa, Business Management

Chris Hill, Michigan State, Academic All-American of the Year

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