Kevin Schimmelmann Highlights Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team
Nov. 18, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - 2005 Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team
Kevin Schimmelmann highlighted the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team released Friday when he earned his fourth consecutive First Team selection. Babatunde Oshinowo was chosen on the First Team for the third straight season after earning Second Team honors in his rookie year. Stanford's six First Team picks led all conference schools with Chris Horn, Matt McClernan, Brent Newhouse and Josiah Vinson all being selected for the first time.
Schimmelmann is also a finalist for the 'Draddy Award', better known as the academic Heisman, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership. He has a 3.47 cumulative GPA and is currently a co-term student working on both a Master's degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Schimmelmann leads the Cardinal in tackles this season with a career-best 71, also ranking 10th in the Pac-10 with an average of 7.9 stops per contest. He has added 3.0 sacks, 5.0 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
Oshinowo is also a co-term student, working on both his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering with a 3.13 cumulative GPA. He ranks second just behind team leader Julian Jenkins on the squad in tackles (43), sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (7.5), while also adding a pair of fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
Horn has a 3.32 cumulative GPA as an Engineering major. He has played in all nine games, making his first career start in his most recent contest at Oregon State last Saturday. Horn has contributed 12 tackles, including 3.0 sacks and 5.0 for loss this season.
McClernan is a Cultural and Social Anthropology major with a 3.43 cumulative GPA. He has played in six games this year and made a pair of tackles.
Newhouse has played in all nine games as the team's long snapper and has a 3.74 cumulative GPA as an Economics major.
Vinson, an English major with a 3.49 GPA, has started all nine games at left guard.
Stanford added five selections - Gerren Crochet (3.00 GPA, Communication - MA/Bachelor's - BA), Tim Mattran (3.37 GPA, Science, Technology & Society), Gustav Rydstedt (3.35 GPA, Computer Science), Mike Silva (3.51 GPA, Economics) and Timi Wusu (3.44 GPA, Human Biology) - on the Second Team. In addition, the Cardinal had seven honorable mention choices in Kris Bonifas, Patrick Danahy, Nick Frank, Michael Horgan, Anthony Kimble, J.R. Lemon and Michael Sgroi.
All told, 18 Stanford players were honored by the conference for their academics.
To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.