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.

Fullback Owen Marecic, offensive lineman Chris Marinelli, linebacker Clinton Snyder and wide receiver Ryan Whalen earned honorable mention marks.

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.

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