Landry Fields Garners Toyo Tires Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete Award
March 10, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.- Landry Fields has been named the Pac-10 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, presented by Toyo Tires, league officials announced Wednesday during the opening round of the Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are also factored into the voting for the award.
Scholar-Athletes of the Year in each sport will receive a commemorative award. Toyo Tires will donate $1,000 to the scholarship funds of the institution's athletic department of each winner in recognition of their accomplishments.
After averaging just 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds through his first three years combined, Fields has produced one of the most consistent seasons in school history. Fields is the first Stanford player since Brook Lopez in 2007-08 to be honored with a spot on the All-Pac-10 First Team.
Fields ranks ninth in the nation in scoring at 22.2 points per game after becoming the first Stanford Pac-10 scoring champion since Casey Jacobsen in 2001-02. In addition to leading all conference players in 20-point games (20), double-doubles (12) and minutes played (36.1 per game), Fields also nearly snagged the league rebounding title, finishing second (8.7 per game) to USC's Nikola Vucevic (9.4 per game).
Fields is one of just five players in school history to score 600 points in a single season, with his 667 points currently ranking third on the all-time list behind season totals from Adam Keefe (734 in 1991-92 and 709 in 1990-91). Fields has scored in double-figures in every game this year, becoming the first Stanford player to accomplish that feat since Keefe in 1991-92 (29 games).
A Communication major, Fields sports a 3.034 GPA and will graduate in June.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Year is named in each of the Pac-10's 22 sponsored sports. The Pac-10, in cooperation with corporate partner Toyo Tires, established the 'Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards, presented by Toyo Tires' during the 2008-09 academic year.