Cougar Duo Earn First Team Pac-10 Golf All-Academic Honors

May 26, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State University's Anastasia Kostina, and Jordan Madison head a contingent of four Cougars on the Pacific-10 Conference Golf All-Academic teams, which were announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen, Friday.

The honor marks Madison's third consecutive year appearing on the Pac-10 All Academic first team. Madison (Pasco, Wash.) carries a 3.91 GPA in business administration, the highest GPA on both the men's and women's All-Academic teams.

Kostina's selection marks her second appearance on the academic team as the outgoing senior garnered a second team nod in 2005. The All-American (Nakhabino, Russia) carries a 3.87 GPA in psychology

The duo led a total of four Cougars to be recognized, as Kevin Chen and Tracy Broders were acknowledged for their accomplishments.

Chen (Alamo, Calif.), who carries a 3.40 GPA in sport management, made a repeat performance receiving his second consecutive second team nod, while incoming junior Broders (Tigard, Ore.) earned an honorable mention nod to the women's team.

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.
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