Huskies Place 31 On Pac-10 All-Academic Teams

June 3, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - A total of 31 Washington track and field student-athletes were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic teams today, announced Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Leading the way for the Huskies are distance runners Riley Booker, Jordan Swarthout, and Brooke Anderson, each of whom earned first team distinction.

To be eligible for inclusion on the academic team, athletes must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and be a significant contributor.

Booker, a redshirt freshman majoring in communication owns a 3.74 GPA. Swarthout is also a redshirt freshman majoring in international studies and boasts a 3.95 GPA, the second-highest among all men's selections. It is the first honor for both in track.

Anderson, a sophomore majoring in business administration, sports a 3.83 GPA. This is the second-straight first team distinction for Anderson.

Second team honors for the men's team were given to sophomore Chris Ahl (3.51, accounting), senior Corey Fredericks (3.59, physics), junior David Nyland (3.46, law, society, and justice), and senior Kyle Still (3.44, business administration). Second team women's honorees include junior Emily Collins (3.76, psychology), and senior Trisha Rasmussen (3.68, community, environment, & planning).

Rasmussen is now a three-time Pac-10 second team honoree, while Still earned second team status for the second time. Fredericks and Collins were first team honorees in 2007.

22 additional Huskies received honorable mention status. For the complete list of all honorees see the attached release.

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