38 Stanford Track & Field Athletes Named Academic All-Pac-10
June 3, 2008
Walnut Creek, Calif.- A total of 38 Stanford track and field athletes were honored on Monday when the Pac-10 All-Academic Teams were announced by commissioner Tom Hansen. The honorees included four men and two women on the Pac-10 All-Academic First Teams.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.
Both Brown and Heath will be competing in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Championships beginning on June 11, after qualifying this past weekend at the NCAA West Regional. Heath was the Pac-10 and West Regional Champion in the event. Brown was named Toyo Tires Pac-10 Male Track Athlete of the Year last Wednesday. Heath is a management science and engineering major that carries a 3.79 GPA, while Brown has graduated with a degree in political science and us currently pursuing a master's degree in sociology. His combined GPA is 3.66.
Hoste finished as the Pac-10 runner-up in the pole vault, while Dickens finished 11th. Hoste holds a 3.66 GPA as an earth systems major, while Dickens has a 3.83 GPA as a management science and engineering major.
The first team members for the women included Claire Cormier Thielke and Kate Niehaus. Cormier Thielke carries a 3.92 GPA in urban studies. She ran a season best time of 2:34.08 in the 800 meters versus California at the Big Meet. Niehaus' major is undeclared and she carries a 4.08 GPA. She ran a season best time of 16:47.96 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational.
Honorable Mention All-Academic