Eric Dudley Earns Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America

June 12, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University's Eric Dudley has been selected to the 2000-2001 Verizon Men's Spring At-Large Academic All-American Team.

Dudley, a junior from Bellingham, Wash., was among 15 first-team selections from University Division schools nationally. There were also 15 selections to both the national second and third teams. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of 3.2 or higher, be in at least the second year of participation at the school, and be an important squad member. The sports in the Men's Spring At-Large category include golf, tennis, lacrosse, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) nominate and vote at the district level, with eight districts encompassing the United States and Canada. Only the top ten student-athletes in each district receive consideration for the national ballot.

Dudley earned All-America athletic honors earlier this month with his fifth place finish in the 400m intermediate hurdles at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Eugene. He is the current Pacific-10 Conference champion in the 400m hurdles and placed eighth in the 110m high hurdles at the conference meet. Dudley's 400m hurdles time of 50.28 seconds is the fourth fastest in school history.

Dudley has a 3.95 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is a member of the honors college at WSU. He has been named to the District Academic All-America team twice.

2000-2001 Verizon Men's Spring At-Large Academic All-American TeamAcademic All-American of the Year: Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech

Name (Sport)	                School		Year	GPA, MajorMike Adams (Lacrosse)	        Notre Dame        Sr.	3.43, AccountingMarco Baron (Tennis)	        Mississippi State Sr.	3.89, International BusinessCharles Clinger (Track & Field)	Weber State	  Sr.	3.55, Business Admin/FinanceEric Dudley (Track & Field)	Washington State  Jr.	3.95, Mechanical EngineeringJake Galbreath (Track & Field)	Vermont		  Grad.	3.92, Electrical EngineeringJoe Hall (Track & Field)	Wyoming		  Sr.	3.94, Architectural EngineeringJohn Hedengren (Track & Field)	BYU		  Sr.	3.96, Chemical EngineeringK.J. Hippensteel (Tennis)	Stanford	  Jr.	3.50, Human BiologyJohn Marshall (Golf)	        Elon		  Sr.	3.94, Computer Science/MathematicsYew Ming Si (Tennis)	        Illinois State	  Sr.	4.00, Applied Computer ScienceBryce Molder (Golf)	        Georgia Tech	  Sr.	3.41, ManagementBrad Morris (Golf)	        Eastern Kentucky  Jr.	4.00, Pre-Med/ChemistryErik Scharf (Tennis)	        St. John's	  Sr.	3.94, TheologyTim Surface (Track & Field)	Tulsa		  Sr.	4.00, BiologyDan Swan (Tennis)	        Purdue		  Sr.	4.00, Management
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