Seven Football Student-Athletes Earn All-Pac-10 Academic Honors

Nov. 23, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University offensive lineman Grayling Love and punter Chris MacDonald head a list of four Sun Devils selected to the Pacific-10 All-Academic Football Team along with three honorable mention selections.

Love and MacDonald were selected to the first-team while snapper Jason Burke and kicker Jesse Ainsworth earned second-team accolades. Offensive linemen Andrew Carnahan, quarterback Chad Christensen and offensive lineman Brandon Rodd were honorable mention choices.

A student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute to be eligible.

Love (Sacramento, Calif.) holds a 3.48 GPA in Finance and also plays every spot along the offensive line. The junior is a team leader and won the 2004 Pacific-10 Conference Sportsmanship Award.

MacDonald (Mesa, Ariz.) is a redshirt freshman with a 3.11 GPA with an undeclared major. In 2004, MacDonald is fourth in the Pac-10 and 21st in the country in punt average at 42.9.

Ainsworth (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), a sophomore kicker with an undeclared major, has a 3.62 cumulative GPA. He is 14 of 20 on field goals and is a perfect 34 for 34 on extra points in 2004.

Burke (Glendale, Ariz.), a sophomore offensive lineman and long snapper, carries a 3.89 GPA in Economics. He has not had a poor snap in two seasons.

Carnahan (Hereford, Texas) holds a 3.12 GPA in construction and has played in 21 straight games.

Christensen (Scottsdale, Ariz.), a junior, carries a 3.89 in Finance and has played several positions in 2004, including tailback, wide receiver, holder and quarterback.

Rodd (Aiea, Hawai'I) is a redshirt freshman and has a 3.10 GPA with an undeclared major. Rodd is one of the up and coming offensive linemen in ASU's program.