Bienemann Earns CoSIDA Academic Honor

Nov. 11, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State junior tight end Troy Bienemann earned CoSIDA Academic All-District VII first team honors Thursday, joining a team that includes Utah Heisman Trophy candidate Alex Smith and Stanford receiver Evan Moore.

Bienemann, a communication major, was selected on the strength of his 3.75 cumulative grade point average and his 21 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown this season. The Santa Clara, Calif., native also serves as the long snapper on punts.

'I try to take pride in everything I do on and off the field,' Bienemann said. 'It's nice to be recognized for that because being a good student-athlete is hard work.'

Bienemann also earned District VII first team accolades last season, as well as Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

Bienemann and Moore among seven Pac-10 representatives on the first team.

District VII First Team

OffenseQB Alex Smith, UtahWR Nick Garton, San DiegoWR Evan Moore, StanfordTE Troy Bienemann, Washington StateRB Nick Chournos, Weber StateRB Evan Harney, San DiegoOL Matt Brock, Oregon StateOL Jason Burke, Arizona StateOL Matt Collins, San DiegoOL Jonathan Giesel, CaliforniaOL Grayling Love, Arizona StateK Jesse Ainsworth, Arizona State

DefenseDB Chris Carr, Boise StateDB Mike McGrath, CaliforniaDB Morgan Scalley, UtahDB Aaron Williams, Cal PolyLB Eric Jones, Weber StateLB Joey King, Portland StateLB Spencer Toone, UtahDL Chris Barry, NevadaDL Kinji Green, San Jose StateDL Chris Jones, California-DavisDL Kent Sheridan, California-DavisP Kyle Stringer, Boise State