Thirteen Cougars named to Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Nov. 18, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Six men and seven women from Washington State University were named to the 2004 Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country All-Academic teams Thursday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Redshirt freshman Ryan Freimuth, an accounting major from Wenatchee, Wash., earned men's first team honors with a 3.87 GPA. Four Cougar men earned second team honors: Daniel Frederick, a redshirt freshman philosophy major from Bremerton, Wash., with a 3.68, sophomore Alex Grant, an environmental science major from Bellingham, Wash., with a 3.56 GPA, Mike Heidt, a senior from Selah, Wash., with a 3.38 GPA in zoology, and Andrew Jones, a sophomore natural resource science major from Gillette, Wyo., with a 3.55 GPA. Redshirt Freshman Geoff Casazza (Reno, Nev.) received honorable mention honors.

Women's first team honors went to redshirt senior Ana Cabrera, a communication major with a 3.95 GPA, from Vancouver, Wash. Karen DeMartini, a sophomore from Reno, Nev., with a 3.82 GPA, earned second team honors. Senior Molly Bull (Oak Harbor, Wash.) and sophomores Kayle Peterson (Port Orchard, Wash.), Kelly Ramirez (Duvall, Wash.), Natalie Smith (Bellingham, Wash.) and Katie Troy (Bellevue, Wash.) were selected to the honorable mention team.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.