Brown Selected As Third Team Academic All-American

June 26, 2007

Stanford's Russell Brown has been selected as a member of the ESPN Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Third Team for the University Division, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Brown is an eight-time All-American, earning three honors this season. He captured the 1500 meter title at the 2007 Pac-10 Outdoor Championships, before taking third place in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn All-American honors. He earned two All-American honors at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships as member of the champion Distance Medley Relay team, and also by finishing as the runner-up in the mile. Brown ran a career best 3:59.29 mile during the 2007 Indoor Season, while winning the mile title at the 2006 MPSF Championships a year ago. He was named a 2007 Academic All-American, and a 2005-07 Pac-10 All-Academic Tack & Field selection. Brown was also selected as a 2006 USTFCCA All-Academic Track & Field team member.

Brown is the fourth Stanford male to earn Academic All-American honors this season, joining Dylan Carney (gymnastics), Ben Wildman-Tobriner (swimming), and Tanner Gardner (wrestling).

To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. The College Sports Information Directors of America selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large.

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