2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Basketball Team Announced

March 2, 2006

Waltham, Mass. - Stanford senior guard Dan Grunfeld (River Hills, WI) was named a first-team selection to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Mens Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Grunfeld is averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Cardinal this year and is majoring in American Studies.

The Academic All-America Teams program honors 816 male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA (the College Sports Information Directors of America), a 2,000 member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

To be eligible, a student-athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the programs inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.

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2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Mens Basketball Team (University Division)

First Team

Name, School
Will Emerson, Mercer
Dan Grunfeld, Stanford
Johannes Herber, West Virginia
Chris Quinn, Notre Dame
Kibwe Trim, Sacred Heart

Second Team

Name, School
Steve Burtt, Iona
Kelly Golob, Northern Arizona
Lee Humphrey, Florida
Matt Stehle, Harvard
Brian Thornton, Xavier (Ohio)

Third Team

Name, School
Kevin Bookout, Oklahoma
Greg Brunner , Iowa
Lenny Collins, Cornell
Adam Haluska, Iowa
Alex Loughton, Old Dominion
Neil Plank, Illinois State
Zac Schlader, Austin Peay