Smith Earns Academic Honor

June 27, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The University of Arizona placed five student-athletes on Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Teams for men's and women's golf and tennis.

Golfers Cathy Williamson and Brandon Smith, and tennis player Carl Hagman earned first-team honors, while golfer Cristina Baena and tennis player Debby Larocque were named to the league's second-team scholastic squad.

Student-athletes must be in the second year at their institution, carry a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 and be a front-line player or significant contributor.

Williamson is a junior with a 3.56 GPA in chemistry, Smith is a senior with a 3.83 GPA in finance and Hagman is a sophomore carrying a 3.72 average in journalism. Baena is a senior with a 3.26 in marketing and Larocque finished her sophomore year with a 3.37 grade average in chemistry.

Sophomore tennis player Perrine Pernin earned honorable mention honors with a 3.074 in chemistry.

Five University of Arizona student-athletes were named today to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Teams in golf and tennis. A sixth student earned honorable mention honors for the distinction, which requires a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0

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