Twenty Pac-10 Student Athletes Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine University Division All-District 8 At-Large Academic Teams




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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