Stanford Well-Represented on Pac-10's All-Academic Team

Dec. 2, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - A total of 18 Stanford football players earned spots on the Pacific-10 Conference's All-Academic team, including eight players who landed first team accolades.

Earning spots on the first team were running backs Toby Gerhart (3.25, Management, Science and Engineering), Josh Catron (3.48, Economics), quarterback Andrew Luck (3.55, undeclared), offensive lineman Andrew Phillips (3:53, Classics), defensive ends Erik Lorig (3.12, Public Policy) and Tom McAndrew (3.58, Science, Technology and Society), linebacker Will Powers (3.48, Classics), and place kicker Nate Whitaker (3.38, Engineering).

Six Stanford players earned second team all-academic conference honors, including running back Owen Marecic (3.32, Biology), wide receiver Ryan Whalen (3.43, Science, Technology and Society), center Chase Beeler (3.42, History), defensive end Thomas Kesier (3.11, undeclared), defensive back Delano Howell (3.19, undeclared) and kickoff returner Chris Owusu (3.13, undeclared).

Tight end Coby Fleener, offensive tackle Chris Marinelli, long snapper Zach Nolan and tight end Konrad Reuland earned honorable mention marks.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.

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