Eight Cougars Named to Pacific-10 All-Academic Cross Country Teams

Nov. 19, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five women and three men from Washington State University were named to the 2009 Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country All-Academic teams Thursday by Commissioner Larry Scott.

Chelsea VanDeBrake, a senior English major with a 3.95 grade point average, from Yakima, Wash., was named to the women's first team for the third consecutive year. Junior Ashlee Wall, from Walla Walla, Wash., was named to the first team for a second year in a row while maintaining a 4.00 GPA as a food science human nutrition, pre-med and pre-dental major.

Marisa Sandoval, a senior from Los Alamos, NM, majoring in English with a 3.80 GPA, was named to the women's second team. Senior Lisa Egami, a communication major with a 3.49 GPA, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, and sophomore Emily Farrar, undeclared with a 3.59 GPA, from Bainbridge, Wash., were named to the honorable mention list.

Sophomore Justin Englund, a mathematics major with a 4.00 GPA, from Federal Way, Wash., was named to the men's first team.

Dan Geib, a junior communications major with a 3.25 GPA, from Reno, Nev., and sophomore Peter Miller, a biochemistry major with a 3.15 GPA, from Spokane, Wash., were named to the honorable mention list.

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. A total of 51 women and 24 men were selected for the 2009 Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic teams.

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