Three Bruin Soccer Players Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Dec. 4, 2008

Three UCLA men's soccer players were honored for their classroom achievements, being selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic teams. Senior forward Maxwell Griffin earned second-team honors, and junior midfielder Kyle Nakazawa and junior midfielder/defender Danny Suits received honorable mention acclaim.

Griffin, who holds a 3.15 cumulative grade point average in Sociology, received his second career Pac-10 All-Academic honor. He was previously named to the honorable mention team during his sophomore season. Griffin, a first-team All-Pac-10 honoree, led UCLA in goals scored for the second-straight season, tallying 10. He ranked second on the team in total scoring with 22 points. Nakazawa received his first Pac-10 academic honor. He played just 10 games this season due to injury but had one goal and four assists. Suits, who earned his second consecutive honorable mention nod, started in all 21 games for the Bruins and ranked second on the team in minutes played with 1,915.

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.

2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Men's Soccer Teams
First Team
Ryan Callahan, OSU, Sr. - 3.45, Business Administration
Jamie Finch, WASH, R-Fr. - 3.80, Business Administration
Rylan Hawkins, WASH, R-Jr. - 3.90, Computer Engineering
George John, WASH, Sr. - 3.42, Business Administration
Tim Kelly, OSU, Sr. - 3.61, Business Administration
Daniel Leach, OSU, Sr. - 3.63, Psychology
Michael Miller, OSU, Jr. - 3.52, History & Education
Tom Montgomery, STAN, Sr. - 3.48, Management Science & Engineering
John Moore, STAN, Jr. - 3.71, Mathematics
Daniel Phelps, WASH, Jr. - 3.66, Business Administration
Bobby Warshaw, STAN, So. - 3.66, Undeclared

Second Team
Servando Carrasco, CAL, So. - 3.36, Social Welfare
Stephen Fung, WASH, R-So. - 3.36, Communications
Maxwell Griffin, UCLA, Sr. - 3.15, Sociology
Tracy Hasson, OSU, Sr.- 3.32, Business Administration
Ryan Imamura, STAN, Sr.- 3.33, Economics
Hector Jimenez, CAL, R-So. - 3.49, Social Welfare
Adam Lang, WASH Jr. - 3.42, Economics
Mike Parker, OSU, So. - 3.69, Business Administration
Michael Strickland, STAN, Jr. - 3.32, Economics
Andrew Wiedeman, CAL, So. - 3.40, Social Welfare
Justin Woodward, OSU, Jr. - 3.49, Business Administration

HONORABLE MENTION: Nick Collins, R-Sr., SDSU; Taylor Hoss, Jr., WASH; Brad Keller, So., WASH; Imaan Kerchgani, Jr., CAL; Tim Jones, Sr., STAN; Kyle Nakazawa, Jr., UCLA; Demitrius Omphroy, So., CAL; Davis Paul, So., CAL; Raymundo Reza, So., SDSU; A.J. Soares, So., CAL; Danny Suits, Jr., UCLA; Jacob Wilson, R-Jr., CAL.

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