Stanford Well-Represented on Pac-10's All-Academic Team
Dec. 2, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - A total of 12 Stanford football players earned spots on the Pacific-10 Conference's All-Academic team, including three players who landed first team accolades.
Running back Anthony Kimble, a science, technology and society major who carries a cumulative 3.18 grade point average, was selected to the first team all-academic squad for the third consecutive year. The fifth-year senior rushed for a career best 717 yards this season and finished his Stanford career ranked eighth on the school's all-time career rushing chart.
Joining Kimble on the first team were junior offensive lineman Chase Beeler (3.83/History) and junior linebacker Will Powers (3.44/Classics). Powers was a second team all-academic selection last season.
Five Stanford players earned second team all-academic conference honors, including running back Toby Gerhart (3.12/Management, Science & Engineering), who ran for 1,136 yards this season to break Stanford's single-season rushing record.
Offensive lineman Andrew Phillips (3.41/Classics), defensive end Erik Lorig (3.08/Public Policy), strong safety Bo McNally (3.03/Science, Technology & Society) and place kicker Aaron Zagory (3.64/Philosophy) also earned second team honors.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.