Andrew Park Named District VIII First Team All-Academic

May 22, 2001

STAMFORD, Conn. - USC junior men's tennis player Andrew Park has been selected to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District VIII Spring At-Large First Team.

The team is selected by voting among members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America in the district. Each member of the team will now represent the district - which is comprised of schools in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia - on the Verizon Academic All-America ballot. To be eligible for consideration for the team a student-athlete must carry a GPA of 3.2 or higher, must be in at least his second year of participation at the school and must be an important squad contributor.

Park, who owns a 3.70 GPA in Biology/Pre-Med, is currently ranked 17th in the nation and will begin competition in the 2001 NCAA Singles Championship on Thursday (May 24). Last season, he was named to the All-District second team.

First Team

Name Year Sport GPA Major

Christian Banken, Arizona Sr. Track & Field 3.805 Mgmt. Info. Systems
Charles Clinger, Weber State Sr. Track & Field 3.65 Business Admin./Finance
Eric Dudley, WSU Jr. Track & Field 3.95 Mechanical Engineering
John Hedengren, BYU Sr. Track & Field 3.96 Chemical Engineering
K.J. Hippensteel, Stanford Jr. Tennis 3.50 Human Biology
Santiago Lorenzo, Oregon Jr. Track & Field 3.72 Exercise&Movement Sci.
Clint Olson, Pepperdine Jr. Volleyball 3.975 Psychology/Spanish
Andrew Park, USC Jr. Tennis 3.70 Biology/Pre-Med
John Stiegler, Oregon So. Track & Field 3.83 Mathematics
Nils Wiklund, NAU Sr. Track & Field 3.95 Civil Engineering

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