Three Huskies Earn First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic Acclaim

May 26, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- Washington men's tennis players Daniel Chu, Andy Kuharszky and Alex Slovic were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Friday.

With three honorees, the Huskies garnered the most first-team selections of any other Pac-10 squad. For Chu and Slovic, it is their second career Pac-10 All-Academic honor as last season Chu was a first-team selection and Slovic was a second-team member. It is the first career honor for Kuharszky.

Chu, a junior from Vancouver, B.C., has a 3.60 grade-point average and is majoring in business administration. Slovic, a junior from Pancevo, Yugoslavia, has a 3.48 grade-point average and Kuharszky, a sophomore from Budapest, Hungary, garners a 3.65 Slovic and Kuharszky are also majoring in business administration.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average, be a starter or significant contributor and have completed at least one academic year at their current institution.

2006 Pac-10 All-Academic Men's Tennis Team
First Team
Name Year GPA Major

Daniel Chu, Washington Jr. 3.60 Business Administration
Mathieu Dehaine, UCLA So. 3.71 Business Economics
Jeremy Drean, UCLA So. 3.80 Business Economics
Jonathon Kinsella, Arizona St. Jr. 3.47 Management
Andy Kuharszky, Washington So. 3.65 Business Administration
John Pettit, California Jr. 3.58 Business Administration
Alex Slovic, Washington Jr. 3.48 Business Administration
Peter Zimmer, Arizona R-Fr. 3.50 Studio Art

Second Team
Name Year GPA Major
Thomas Bieri, Oregon Sr. 3.26 Business
Christopher Biro, Arizona State Jr. 3.46 Business/Mass Communication
Nick Hegarty, Arizona State Jr. 3.37 Political Science
Ryan McBride, Arizona State Sr. 3.34 Spanish/Education
James Pade, Stanford Jr. 3.19 Sociology
Daniel Sebescen, California Jr. 3.30 Political Economics of Industrial Economies
Dean Wallace, California Sr. 3.28 Legal Studies
Jon Wong, Stanford Sr. 3.40 Human Biology

Honorable Mention: Jamil Al-Agba (USC), Claudio Christen (Arizona), KC Corkery (Stanford), Phillip Gruendler (UCLA), Ben Kohlloeffel (UCLA), Chris Surapol (UCLA), Francois VenderMerwe (Arizona), James Wan (Stanford).

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