Trojan Seniors Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

March 28, 2008

USC seniors Allison Jaskowiak Kennedy and Simone Jelks have been honored with Pac-10 All-Academic selections in their final season at Troy. The two Trojan starters excelled academically, earning academic honors the past three seasons. Jaskowiak's All-Academic First Team award makes her just the third Trojan ever to earn first team honors. USC's previous All-Academic First Team honorees were Holly Ford (1988) and Tammy Story (1990-92). Jelks' All-Academic Second Team pick is the highest honor of her USC career after honorable mention selections the past two seasons.

Jaskowiak twice was an All-Academic Second Team selection before being granted a fifth year of eligibility this season. Having received a bachelor's in English language and literature, she currently is pursuing a master's in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs. Jaskowiak's 4.0 GPA in her master's program earned her this year's Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honor, solidifying her as the first All-Academic First Team pick since Tammy Story garnered her third straight selection in 1992.

Jelks holds a 3.34 GPA as a double major in health promotion and disease prevention and Spanish. A two-time academic honorable mention recipient, Jelks' All-Academic Second Team selection reflects the senior's outstanding contribution to the USC program athletically and academically.

To be eligible for selection to the 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			Year	GPA	Major
Kate Engelbrecht, ASU Jr. 3.74 KinesiologyEmily Florence, Washington Sr. 3.41 CommunicationsAllison Jaskowiak Kennedy, USC GRAD 4.00 Postsecondary Admin. & Student AffairsJill Noe, Arizona State GRAD 3.63 Liberal StudiesLindsey Pluimer, UCLA Sr. 3.71 Communications Studies

Second Team Year GPA Major
Lauren Greif, California So. 3.62 UndeclaredJJ Hones, Stanford So. 3.49 UndeclaredSimone Jelks, USC Sr. 3.34 Health Promotion/Disease Prev. & SpanishReagan Pariseau, Arizona State Sr. 3.30 KinesiologyAndrea Plouffe, Washington Sr. 3.33 Sociology

Honorable Mention
Katie Appleton, Jr., WSU; Kaela Chapdelaine, Sr., ORE; Micaela Cocks, So., ORE; Sybil Dosty, Jr., ASU; Mercedes Fox-Griffin, Jr., OSU; Julie Futch, So., OSU; Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, RS So., STAN; Briann January, Jr., ASU; Taylor Lilley, So., ORE; Sara Mosiman, So., WASH; Stacey Nichols, So., OSU; Amina Njonkou, Jr., ASU; Danielle Orsillo, Jr., ASU; Kirsten Thompson, Jr., ASU; Erica Tukianen, So., UCLA; Sami Whitcomb, So., WASH.

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