Robbie Cowgill Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball All-Academic First Team

March 28, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State sophomore Robbie Cowgill was named to the 2006 Pacific-10 Men's Basketball All-Academic First Team, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

A native of Austin, Texas, Cowgill carries a 3.38 grade point average and is a management options major. He is the ninth WSU men's basketball student-athlete and first since J Locklier in 2002 to be named to the first team. He becomes the second underclassmen at WSU to garner the honor (sophomore Carlos Daniel, 1996).

On the court, Cowgill averaged 9.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while tallying a team-high 33 blocked shots. His 1.32 blocks per game is ninth best on the WSU all-time single-season list while his 33 rejections fell one shy of cracking the school's single-season top 10.

In addition to Cowgill, sophomore Chris Henry was named Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention. The Santa Ana, Calif., native has a 3.08 grade point average and is a business major.

This is the first time since 1999 the Cougars have had two men's basketball student-athletes receive Pac-10 academic honors in the same season. Will Hutchens (first team), Leif Nelson (honorable mention) and Blake Pengelly (honorable mention) received recognition that season.

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