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 3.44 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
FIRST TEAM

Name (Sport) School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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
SECOND TEAM


Name (Sport) School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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
FIRST TEAM

Name (Sport) School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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
SECOND TEAM


Name (Sport) School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
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

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