Five Players Named All Pac-10 Academic

April 4, 2005

Walnut Creek, Ca - Not only did the Stanford basketball team enjoy another winning season on the court during the 2004-05 season, but five members of the Cardinal were honored for their success in the classroom.

Dan Grunfeld, Chris Hernandez, Rob Little and Nick Robinson were named on Monday to the five-member All Pacific-10 Academic first team. Jason Haas was named All Pac-10 Academic second team.

This is the second straight year that Stanford has had five players named All Pac-10 Academic, and the first time in school history that four players have been named first team All Pac-10 Academic.

Grunfeld was named to the All Pac-10 first team for a second straight season. Grunfeld, who carries a 3.66 gpa in American Studies, was recently named second team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine, and first team District-8 All-Academic. On the court, Grunfeld was named first team All Pac-10 after averaging a team-leading 17.9 ppg, fifth-best in the conference.

Hernandez, who was named All Pac-10 first team for a second straight season, gained first team All Pac-10 Academic status by virtue of his 3.20 gpa in Sociology. Hernandez, who averaged 15.2 points and four assists per game, was also named a District-8 ESPN The Magazine first team All-Academic selection.

Little was named a first team All Pac-10 Academic selection for a second straight season. Little carries a 3.21 gpa in Political Science/Philosophy. Little completed his third season as a starter at center this year and averaged nine points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Little ranked ninth in the conference in shooting percentage (.517). Little ended his four-year Stanford career fifth in career games (126). Little's career field goal percentage of .550 is tenth-best in school history.

For a third straight season, Robinson was named first team All Pac-10 Academic. Robinson carries a 3.41 gpa in Political Science/Sociology. Earlier this year, Robinson was named a District-8 Academic first team selection by ESPN The Magazine. Robinson completed his four-year career this past season at Stanford. Robinson, this past year, finished in the Pac-10 Top 10 in minutes played (33,4 mpg, sixth in the conference) and seventh in steals. During the 2004-05 season, Robinson averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Haas, who was named an Honorable Mention All Pac-10 Academic selection last year, gained second team status this year. Haas, who carries a 3.18 gpa in Sociology, played double-digits in minutes in 24 of 31 games at point-guard. Haas tallied a arer-high 18 points in Stanford's 77-67 victory over nationally-ranked Washington.

Pacific-10 All-Academic First Team
Dan Grunfeld, Stanford, Junior, 3.66 gpa, American Studies
Chris Hernandez, Stanford, Junior, 3.20 gpa, Sociology
Rob Little, Stanford, Senior, 3.21 gpa, Political Science/Philosophy
Nick Robinson, Stanford, Senior, 3.41 gpa, Political Science/Sociology
Jim Hanchett, Oregon State, Senior, 3.59 gpa, Science

Pacific-10 All-Academic Second Team
Jason Haas, Stanford, Junior, 3.18 gpa, Sociology
Wilfried Fameni, Arizona State, Sophomore, 3.07 gpa, Accounting
Hans Gasser, Washington, Sophomore, 3.13, Engineering
Lamar Hurd, Oregon State, Junior, 3.26 gpa, Communications
Jordan Kent, Oregon State, RS Sophomore, 3.11 gpa, Business Administration
Alexander Pribble, California, Sophomore, 3.18 gpa, Undeclared

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