Twenty Pac-10 Student Athletes Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine University Division All-District 8 At-Large Academic Teams
May 21, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- Eleven Pac-10 women student athletes from nine Pac-10 men student athletes from five sports were recently named to the 2010 All-Academic District 8 At-Large Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently announced. Seven women were named to the University Women's All-Academic District 8 First Team and four were named to the second team. On the men's side, six student-athletes were named to the University Men's All-Academic District 8 First Team and three were named to the second team.
Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and be a sophomore academically. The student-athletes placed on the All-District first teams are placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
Women's swimmers and divers led the way, with six selections to the first team. Arizona had three of the six honorees, led by Justine Schluntz, a mechanical engineering graduate student and Rhodes Scholar. Schluntz, the Pac-10's 2010 Toyo Tires Scholar Athlete of the Year for women's swimming, holds a 4.0 GPA and is set to study in Oxford in the fall. In the pool, Schluntz garnered 16 All-American honors in her career. She was joined by fellow seniors Ana Agy and Annie Chandler on the first team. Stanford was represented by seniors Elaine Breeden and Julia Smit and Arizona State sophomore diver Elina Eggers made the team for the first time in her career. Lauren Boyle, a California senior was named to the second team.
Women's golf had one first team selection, in sophomore Carlota Ciganda. The Pamplona, Spain, native holds a 3.92 GPA in Interdisciplinary Studies and was the Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships individual champion for the second-straight season. Teammate Juliana Murcia was named to the second team with a 3.80 GPA in sculpture.
Washington State sophomore Elizabeth Fournier represented Pac-10 tennis, by being named to the second team with a 3.89 GPA in Economics. On the court, Fournier was named to All-Pac-10 second team.
Senior Corina Chilibeck, a coxswain on the Washington State crew team was named to the second team, boasting a 3.64 GPA in Bioengineering. Chilibeck has piloted WSU's varsity eight to victories over Oregon State and Washington, and will lead the Cougars at the NCAA Championships next weekend.
On the men's side, swimmers lead the way with two first team selections. Arizona senior Jack Brown holds 3.57 GPA as a psychology major and has been named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team three times in his career. In the pool, Brown holds the Arizona school record in the 400-yard individual medley. He is joined by California's Nathan Adrian, who was named to the first team as a public health major. Adrian had a stellar season for the Golden Bears and was a major contributor to the squad's national runners-up finish, as he repeated as national champion in the 100-yard freestyle. Arizona State diver Constantin Blaha was named to the second team with a 3.69 GPA in business communications.
USC men's water polo player Matt Burton was named to the second team with a 3.68 GPA in philosophy. He was the recipient of the Elite 88 award for holding the highest cumulative GPA of all NCAA men's water polo tournament participants. He was also a strong defender for the Trojans and scored 17 goals on the 2009 NCAA Champion squad. UCLA's Ben Hohl, a business/economics major with a 3.68 GPA was also named to the second team.
Two men's golfers were named to the first team, led by Oregon's Jack Dukeminier with a 4.04 GPA in economics. On the course, the Eugene, Ore., native is having his best season, with a career-low scoring average of 72.44. Arizona State's Knut Borsheim joined Dukeminier on the first team, with a 3.89 GPA in finance.
Stanford redshirt sophomore Nick Amuchastegui was named to the first team after earning a 3.94 GPA in management science and engineering. Amuchastegui was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for the second straight season . On the mat he led the Cardinal with 64 dual meet points and was the Conference champion at 165 pounds.
Washington's Tobi Obenaus led the squad with 24 wins this season and was the lone men's tennis player named to the first team, with a 3.93 GPA in accounting.
Women's District 8 University Division
|Ana Agy (Swim)||Arizona||VIII||Sr.||Park City, Utah||3.79||Business economics|
|Daria Bijak||Utah||VIII||Sr.||Cologne, Germany||3.85||Film studies|
|Elaine Breeden (Swim)||Stanford||VIII||Sr.||Lexington, Ky.||3.66||Classics|
|Annie Chandler (Swim)||Arizona||VIII||Sr.||San Antonio, Texas||3.50||Journalism|
|Carlota Ciganda (Golf)||ASU||VIII||So.||Pamplona, Spain||3.92||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Margaret Doolittle||Nevada||VIII||Sr.||Sacramento, Calif.||3.95||Supply chain management|
|Elina Eggers (Dive)||ASU||VIII||So.||Stockholm, Sweden||4.00||Business|
|Eva Huckova||Utah||VIII||Jr.||Banska Bystricka, Slovakia||3.98||Finance|
|Anastasia Petukhova||Fresno St.||VIII||Sr.||Moscow, Russia||3.91||Business Entreprenuership|
|Justine Schluntz (Swim)||Arizona||VIII||Gr.||Alburquerque, N.M.||4.00||Mechanical Engineering|
|Julia Smit (Swim)||Stanford||VIII||Sr.||Mt. Sinai, N.Y.||3.51||Anthropology|
Women's District 8 University Division
|Lauren Boyle (Swim||Cal||VIII||Sr.||Whenuapai, New Zealand||3.51||Business Administration|
|Corina Chilibeck||WSU||VIII||Sr.||Victoria, B.C.||3.64||Bioengineering|
|Daniela Cohen||Idaho||VIII||Sr.||Raanana, Israel||3.94||Comm. Studies/Psych.|
|Elizabeth Fournier (Tennis)||WSU||VIII||So.||Ottawa, Canada||3.89||Economics|
|Jennifer-Lee Heniser||USF||VIII||Jr.||Miami, Fla.||3.89||Business Administration|
|Therese Koelbaek||UNLV||VIII||Jr.||Henderson, Nev.||3.96||Marketing|
|Bridget McKee||SJSU||VIII||Sr.||Newbury Park, Calif.||3.87||Anthropology|
|Alyson Moss||CSUB||VIII||Sr.||Fresno, Calif.||3.96||History|
|Juliana Murcia (Golf)||ASU||VIII||Sr.||Bogota, Colombia||3.80||Sculpture|
|Trinity O'Neill||LMU||VIII||Sr.||Monrovia, Calif.||3.90||Philosophy|
Men's District 8 University Division
|Nathan Adrian (Swim)||Cal||VIII||Jr.||Bremerton, Wash.||3.75||Public Health|
|Nick Amuchastegui (Wrestling)||Stanford||VIII||So.||Talent, Ore.||3.94||Mechanical Engineering|
|Luca Barlocchi||UNLV||VIII||Sr.||Zurich, Switzerland||3.86||Finance|
|Knut Borsheim (Golf)||ASU||VIII||Sr.||Bergen, Norway||3.89||Finance|
|Jack Brown (Swim)||Arizona||VIII||Sr.||Atlanta, Ga.||3.57||Psychology|
|Jack Dukeminier (Golf)||Oregon||VIII||Sr.||Eugene, Ore.||4.04||Economics|
|Dion Knelsen||Alaska||VIII||Sr.||Three Hills, Alberta||3.98||Business Administration|
|Shane Mason||Pepperdine||VIII||Sr.||San Diego, Calif.||3.92||Political science|
|Tobi Obenaus (Tennis)||Washington||VIII||Jr.||Waldhofen, Austria||3.93||Accounting|
|Mirko Zapletal||Fresno State||VIII||Sr.||Trebic, Czech Republic||3.86||Business/Finance|
Men's District 8 University Division
|Constantin Blaha (Dive)||ASU||VIII||So.||Vienna, Austria||3.69||Business communication|
|Matt Burton (Water Polo)||USC||VIII||So.||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||3.68||Philosophy|
|Reed Chilton||BYU||VIII||Sr.||Centerville, Ohio||3.54||Civil engineering|
|Taylor Coffman||Nevada||VIII||Sr.||San Diego, Calif.||3.61||Mathematics|
|Roman Dojcak||Gonzaga||VIII||Sr.||Kosice, Slovakia||3.88||Business|
|Tibor Forai||LMU||VIII||Jr.||Novi Sad, Serbia||3.54||Pre-Medicine|
|Adam Hall||Boise State||VIII||Jr.||Bonners Ferry, Idaho||3.43||Health science|
|Kiryl Harbiatsiuk||Sacramento State||VIII||Sr.||Minsk, Belarus||3.61||Business administration|
|Ben Hohl (Water Polo)||UCLA||VIII||Jr.||Atherton, Calif.||3.68||Business/economics|
|Torjus Krogdahl||Utah||VIII||So.||Oslo, Norway||3.97||Business|
|Robbie Richards||Boise State||VIII||Sr.||Tea Gardens, Aust.||3.93||Business/Marketing|
|Anton Stryhas||Sacramento State||VIII||Sr.||Minsk, Belarus||3.82||Business Administration|