Six Stanford Wrestlers Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

March 29, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Six Stanford wrestlers were honored by the Pac-10, when the conference announced its 2007 All-Academic Teams this week. Cardinal junior Tanner Gardner was a First Team honoree, while sophomores Jared Boyer and Tyler Parker were named to the Second Team.

Gardner, who is pursuing a BA in Public Policy and an MA in Sociology, led the Cardinal with the team's only First Team honor. Boasting a 3.75 GPA, Gardner was the Pac-10 Champion at 125 pounds and finished the 2007 season with a 42-5 record and his second career All-America honor. The junior tied a Stanford record for single-season wins and finished seventh at the NCAA Championships earlier this month.

Boyer, an American Studies major, was the Cardinal starter at 197 pounds this season, and was a Second Team All-Academic honoree with a 3.36 GPA. Boyer posted ten wins in 2007, including five in dual matches. Parker, an undeclared major with a 3.66 GPA, was also named to the Second Team. The Lawrenceville, Ga. native collected 11 wins this season, while starting for the Cardinal at 149 pounds.

Three more Cardinal wrestlers, Brian Perry, Matt Kim and Luke Feist, were among the Honorable Mention selections. Perry and Feist were both Pac-10 placewinners and qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2007, while Kim won eight matches in his first season of collegiate competition at 141 pounds.

To be eligible for selection to an academic team, a student- athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

First Team
Tanner Gardner, Stanford, RJr, 3.75, Sociology (MA), Public Policy (BA)
Nick Hernandez, Cal Poly, So, 3.68, Kinesiology
Scott Wallace Judd, CS Fullerton, Jr, 3.73, Kinesiology
Thomas Kimbrell, CS Bakersfield, So, 3.80, Political Science
Jeremy Larson, Oregon State, Sr, 3.60, General Science
Joey Lucas, Oregon, Sr, 3.50, Political Science
Jamie Rakevich, Oregon State, Sr, 3.95, Education
Justin Smith, Boise State, RFr, 3.88, Biology
Jason Trulson, Arizona State, Jr, 3.74, Biology

Second Team
Morgan Atkinson, CS Fullerton, Jr, 3.30, Business
Jared Boyer, Stanford, RSo, 3.36, American Studies
Kyle Bressler, Oregon State, So, 3.60, Construction Engineering Management
Andy Hall, Oregon State, So, 3.46, Mathematics
Derek Kipperberg, Oregon State, Sr, 3.39, Pre-Construction Engineering Management
Jeffrey Newby, Boise State, RFr, 3.63, General Business Management
Dustin Noack, UC Davis, RSo, 3.49, Animal Science
Eric Parker, CS Bakersfield, Sr, 3.41, History
Tyler Parker, Stanford, So, 3.66, Undeclared
Garth Wara, CS Bakersfield, So, 3.64, Physical Education & Kinesiology

Honorable Mention: Daniel Atondo, Jr., Cal State Bakersfield; Tyler Bernacchi, RSo., UC Davis; Ryan Dunn, So., Oregon; Luke Feist, RSo., Stanford; Robert Galvan, RFr., Arizona State; Elliott Kelly, Sr., UC Davis; Matt Kim, RFr., Stanford; Eric Maldonado, RFr., Cal Poly; Josh Obregon, So., Cal Poly; Andy Patrick, RSo., Boise State; Pay Payne, Jr., Arizona State; Brian Perry, RSr., Stanford; Bobby Pfennings, Sr., Oregon State; Quinton Pruett, So., Arizona State; Chris Remsen, Jr., Arizona State.

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