Eleven Cougars Named to Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Nov. 17, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Six women and five men from Washington State University were named to the 2005 Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country All-Academic teams Thursday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Haley Paul, a sophomore from Phoenix, Ariz., was named to the women's first team with a 3.89 grade point average as an undeclared major. The five Cougar women named to the honorable mention team are: Collier Lawrence, sophomore, Reno, Nev. (3.03 GPA, undeclared), Meghan Leonard, redshirt freshman, Newberg, Ore. (3.34 GPA, undeclared), Kayle Peterson, junior, Port Orchard, Wash. (3.62 GPA, general studies), Kelly Ramirez, junior, Duvall, Wash. (3.51 GPA, biology), and Natalie Smith, junior, Bellingham, Wash. (3.72 GPA, psychology).

Redshirt junior Ryan Freimuth, an accounting major from Wenatchee, Wash., earned men's first team honors for the second consecutive year with a 3.88 GPA. Drew Polley, a redshirt freshman from Port Orchard, Wash., (3.88 GPA, undeclared) was also named to the 10-man first team. Woody Favinger's 3.75 GPA (undeclared) earned the redshirt freshman from Bellingham, Wash., second team honors. Two Cougar men were named to the honorable mention team: C.J. Godfrey, redshirt freshman, Port Orchard, Wash. (3.71 GPA, undeclared), and Chris Williams, redshirt sophomore, Federal Way, Wash. (3.06 GPA, math).

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor. A total of 67 women and 48 men were selected for the 2005 Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic teams.

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