Huskies Land Eight on Pac-10 All-Academic Teams

Dec. 4, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Washington men's soccer team landed eight players on the Pac-10 All-Academic teams, including four on the First Team, the conference announced recently.

The eight total players and four First Team selections both tie school records for UW, which also had eight make the teams in 2007 and 2008. Four players were also selected to the First Team last year. The Huskies four First-Team honorees were second in the conference behind Stanford.

Seniors Rylan Hawkins and Daniel Phelps were named to the First Team along with sophomores Jamie Finch and Brent Richards. Earning Second Team honors was senior Adam Lang, while senior Taylor Cochran and juniors Brad Keller and Matt Van Houten earned honorable mention.

Hawkins was named to the First Team for fourth time in his career, and added to a long list of honors he has received this season. Last week, he was named a First Team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine after earning First Team All-District honors. He is also one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, with the winner being named next week. A Computer Engineering with a 3.92 grade-point average, Hawkins was also named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10.

Phelps earned his third-straight First Team honor with his 3.62 GPA while Finch earned his second-straight First Team nod as he carries a 3.81, both of whom are majoring in Business Administration. Richards, meanwhile, earned his first-ever Pac-10 All-Academic nod. He was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team.

Lang, who was also named Academic All-District, was named Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic for the second straight year after being named honorable mention his sophomore campaign. He carries a 3.47 GPA in Economics.

Keller was named honorable mention for the second straight year while Cochran and Van Houten were each honored for the first time.

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.

FIRST TEAM PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC
Jamie Finch, WASH, So., 3.81, Business Administration
Rylan Hawkins, WASH, Sr., 3.92, Computer Engineering
Clayton Holz, STAN, So., 3.90, Undeclared
John Moore, STAN, Sr., 3.76, Economics
Evan Morgan, STAN, Grad., 3.67, Business Administration
Daniel Phelps, WASH, Sr., 3.62, Business Administration
Brent Richards, WASH, So., 3.63, Arts & Science
John Swenson, OSU, So., 3.95, Exercise & Sport Science
Bobby Warshaw, STAN, Jr., 3.67, Political Science
Andrew Wiedeman, CAL, Jr., 3.45, Social Welfare
Dominique Yahyavi, STAN, Jr., 3.82, Computer Science

SECOND TEAM PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC
Shaun Culver, STAN, Jr., 3.33, Communications
Garrett Gunther, STAN, So., 3.31, Management Science & Engineering
Hector Jimenez, CAL, Sr., 3.38, Social Welfare
Ted Jones, CAL So., 3.40, Undeclared
Adam Lang, WASH, Sr., 3.47, Economics
Colin Mitchell, OSU, So., 3.50, Exploratory Studies
T.J. Novak, STAN, Sr., 3.37, Communications
Mike Parker, OSU, So., 3.58, Business Administration
Davis Paul, CAL, Jr., 3.31, Media Studies
Evan Sassano, CAL, Sr., 3.45, Social Welfare
Justin Woodward, OSU, Sr., 3.45, Accountancy

MEN'S SOCCER HONORABLE MENTION ALL-ACADEMICTaylor Amman, So., STAN; Steve Beitashour, RSr., SDSU; Servando Carrasco, Jr., CAL; Taylor Cochran, Sr., WASH; Chris Harms, So., OSU; Brad Keller, Jr., WASH; Imaan Kerchgani, Sr., CAL; Cameron Lamming, Jr., STAN; Daniel Leon, Jr., STAN; Adoni Levine, So., STAN; Michael Munoz, So., CAL; Kyle Nakazawa, Sr., UCLA; Demitrius Omphroy, Jr., CAL; Andy Rose, So., UCLA; Brian Rowe, RSo., UCLA; Luis Serrano, Sr. UCLA; A.J. Soares, Jr., CAL; Daniel Steres, So., SDSU; Michael Strickland, Sr., STAN; Danny Suits, Sr., UCLA; Matt Van Houten, Jr., WASH; Jacob Wilson, Sr., CAL

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