John Tabbed Pac-10 Men's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year

Dec. 10, 2008

CYPRESS, Calif. - Postseason accolades continue to roll in for Washington midfielder George John as the senior was recently named the Toyo Tires Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year for men's soccer marking the second-straight year a Husky has earned the honor.

The award has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline. John, both a first-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree this year, has a 3.42 grade point average and is majoring in business administration. Washington forward Kevin Forrest earned the same honor for Pac-10 men's soccer last season.

A native of Shoreline, Wash., John was a three-year starter and two-year team captain for the Huskies. Heading into his senior season, he was a preseason candidate for the 2008 MAC Hermann Trophy and the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. John is a two-time NSCAA All-Region and three-time All-Pac-10 honoree. He was named to the 2007 NSCAA Scholar All-America first-team, while also earning three-straight nods to the Pac-10 All-Academic team and two spots on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District squad during his career.

Each Pac-10 institution nominates one individual per sport and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-10 staff members at the conclusion of each sport's regular season. The nomination criteria includes being a senior in athletic eligibility and on track to receive a degree, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participation in at least 50 percent of the team's scheduled contests and a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.

The other 2008 fall sport honorees include Cal's Alex Mack (football), Stanford's Cynthia Barboza (volleyball), Oregon's Galen Rupp (men's cross country), Oregon's Nicole Dobrzynski (women's soccer) and Arizona State's Jenna Kingma (women's cross country).

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