Four Bruins Earn Academic Acclaim By Pac-10 Conference

Nov. 28, 2001

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Four UCLA men's soccer players earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the 2001 season, including first-team selections Nelson Akwari and Dru Hoshimiya.

Akwari, a sophomore defender who was a second-team All-Pac-10 and All-Far West selection, earned a 3.23 GPA in Pre-Business Economics. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Hoshimiya, an honorable mention all-conference pick, recorded a 3.37 GPA in English.

Two others made the second-team - sophomore forward John Carson (3.26 GPA, undeclared) and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Zach Wells (3.15, American Literature & Culture).

2001 Pac-10 All-Academic Men's Soccer Team

First Team
Nelson Akwari, UCLA So. 3.23 Pre-Business-Economics
Todd Dunivant, STAN* Jr. 3.54 Economics
Taylor Graham, STAN* Jr. 3.78 International Relations
Dru Hoshimiya, UCLA So. 3.37 English
Leo Krupnik, CAL Sr. 3.16 Social Welfare
Johanes Maliza, STAN* Jr. 3.43 History
Aaron McHardy, OSU Jr. 3.71 Business
Matt Moses, STAN* Sr. 3.28 Human Biology
Chad Olsen, WASH* Jr. 3.70 Business Administration
Bryn Ritchie, WASH* Sr. 3.64 Business and International Studies
Ben Somoza, WASH* Sr. 3.20 Communications
Andrew Terris, STAN Jr. 3.68 Psychology

Second Team
Peter Billmeyer, OSU So. 3.13 Business
John Carson, UCLA So. 3.26 Undeclared
Patrick Fischer, CAL Jr. 3.05 Mass Communications
Abe Geiger, STAN So. 3.30 Undeclared
Nick Jensen, OSU Sr. 3.11 Business
Devin Kato, CAL So. 3.40 Undeclared
Roger Levesque, STAN* Jr. 3.04 Economics
Chris Roner, CAL Sr. 3.04 American Studies
Jake Sagare, WASH* Sr. 3.17 Communications
Derek Shanahan, STAN* Sr. 3.10 Undeclared
Michael Wilson, STAN So. 3.25 Undeclared
Zach Wells, UCLA So. 3.15 American Literature & Culture

* - two-time all-academic selection

HONORABLE MENTION: Robert Aylesworth, So., CAL, Omar Gusamo, So., CAL, Kurt Ness, So., OSU.

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