Seven Cougars Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Cross Country Teams

Nov. 25, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five women and two men from Washington State University were named to the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country All-Academic teams Tuesday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Sara Trané, a junior from Pixbo, Sweden, Chelsea VanDeBrake, a junior from Yakima, Wash., and Ashlee Wall, a sophomore from Walla Walla, Wash., were named to the women's first team. Trané maintains a 3.96 grade point average in psychology, VanDeBrake has a 3.97 GPA in English, and Wall has a 4.00 GPA as a pre-med, pre-dental major.

Marisa Sandoval, a senior from Los Alamos, NM, majoring in English with a 3.76 GPA, was named to the women's second team. Junior Lisa Egami, a communication major with a 3.50 GPA, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, was named to the honorable mention list.

Seniors Evan Blanshan, a social sciences major with a 3.69 GPA from Selah, Wash., and Drew Polley, a civil engineering major with a 3.73 GPA from Port Orchard, Wash., were named to the men's first team.

Blanshan, Polley, Trané and VanDeBrake were also first team Pac-10 All-Academic selections for cross country during the 2007 season.

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. A total of 56 women and 43 men were selected for the 2008 Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic teams.

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