Sophomores Earn Men's Basketball Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention Honors

March 31, 2008

Sophomores Derek Glasser and Jerren Shipp earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention status, announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen. 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.

Glasser was fourth on the team in minutes per game (26.8) and led the team in assists (134) for the second straight year. He has played in all 64 games in his two-year career (starting in 40) and is averaging 6.2 points and 3.6 assists. His 231 career assists in two years already is more than halfway to the school career record of 454 held by Bobby Thompson (1983-87). He has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.96-to-1 (231 assists and 118 turnovers) and is shooting 81.6 percent (93-of-114) from the free throw line, including 84.1 percent this year (58-of-69).

Shipp also has played in all 64 games in his two-year career, averaging 28 minutes per game, 6.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. He shot 81.7 percent from the free throw line this year (49-of-60) and has started 38 games in his career.

Christian Polk, who has asked for his release to transfer, also earned the honor. Polk played in 52 games in two seasons and averaged 8.4 points per game.

Sun Devil Pac-10 All-Academic Honorees1981-82: Tom Kuyper (hm)1986-87: Bobby Thompson (hm)1990-91: Matt Anderson1997-98: Bobby Lazor1998-99: Bobby Lazor2000-01: Shawn Redhage2001-02: Shawn Redhage, Justin Allen (hm)2002-03: Shawn Redhage, Justin Allen2003-04: Justin Allen (second)2004-05: Wilfried Fameni (second)2005-06: Chad Goldstein (second)2007-08: Derek Glasser (hm), Christian Polk (hm), Jerren Shipp (hm)

2007-08 Pac-10 All-Academic TeamFirst Team Year GPA MajorBret Brielmaier, ARIZ Sr. 3.09 Interdisciplinary StudiesRobbie Cowgill, WSU Sr. 3.36 Management OperationsTaj Finger, STAN Sr. 3.06 CommunicationDaven Harmeling, WSU RJr. 3.51 Health and Fitness EducationTaylor Rochestie, WSU RJr. 3.27 Communication

Second Team Year GPA MajorAlfred Aboya, UCLA Jr. 3.06 Political ScienceAron Baynes, WSU Jr. 3.15 Movement StudiesNikola Knezevic, CAL So. 3.21 Interdisciplinary StudiesNikola Koprivica, WSU So. 3.31 UndeclaredRoeland Schaftenaar, OSU So. 3.29 Pre-Business

Honorable MentionDerek Glasser, So., ASULuc Richard Mbah a Moute, Jr., UCLAChristian Polk, So., ASUDrew Shiller, So., STANJerren Shipp, So., ASUKeith Wilkinson, Jr., USC

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