Cougars Land Three On CoSIDA Academic Team
Nov. 13, 2003
Bienemann and Williams earned first team honors, while Fitt-Chappell grabbed a spot on the second team.
Bienemann, a sophomore from Santa Clara, Calif., is a communication major with a 3.75 grade point average. The second-year starter at tight end has caught 22 passes for 224 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
Williams was named to the first team for the third-straight year. The Spokane, Wash., native carries a 3.53 grade point average in communication and has also been a Pac-10 All-Academic first team selection the last three seasons. Williams has recorded nine tackles for loss through 10 games in 2003 with four sacks.
Fitt-Chappell, a sophomore from Eagle River, Alaska, made the second team after compiling a 3.45 grade point average in business. Fitt-Chappell, who earned second team Pac-10 All-Academic in 2002, has started four games on the offensive line this season and also serves as a long snapper for the Cougars.
The team was voted on by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) members from within the District VIII states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and the province of British Columbia. The all-district first team selections advance to the national ballot, which will be released Dec. 1. Bienemann, Williams, and Fitt-Chappell represent three of the 19 Pac-10 players honored.
Washington State will play its final game in Martin Stadium this season Saturday against Arizona State at 12:30 p.m. on ABC.
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