Men's Track Trio Earns Academic All-America Honors

June 20, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon men's track and field athletes Ryan Andrus, Santiago Lorenzo and John Stiegeler were named Verizon academic All-Americans, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday. Andrus and Lorenzo were named to the first team, while Stiegeler made the second team.

It was the second career academic All-America award for Lorenzo, a senior from Buenos Ares, Argentina, who holds a 3.81 grade point average in exercise and movement science. He was a two-time All-American in the decathlon and was a second team academic All-American in 2001.

Stiegeler, a senior from Coos Bay, Ore., also won his second career academic All-America award, duplicating his second team selection from 2001. He has a 3.76 gpa in mathematics education/pre-dental. Stiegeler recently completed his college career by finishing fourth in the javelin at the NCAA championships to earn his second career All-America award in that event.

Andrus, a junior from Orem, Utah, earned All-America status by finishing 34th at the 2002 NCAA cross country championships and just missed a second award when he finished 13th in the 10,000 meters at the 2003 NCAA track and field championships. It is the first career academic award for Andrus, who holds a 3.98 gpa in business administration.

All three were named to the Pac-10's all-academic first team released earlier this week.

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