Four UCLA Baseball Players Earn All-Academic Pac-10 Honors

June 3, 2010

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior Justin Uribe and junior Matt Grace have earned All-Academic Pac-10 honors, as announced by the Pac-10 Conference office on Wednesday. In addition, junior Rob Rasmussen and sophomore Marc Navarro have secured honorable mention All-Academic Pac-10 acclaim.

Uribe, a senior first baseman from Santa Ana, Calif., has earned first-team All-Academic honors for the first time in his career. A second-team All-Academic selection one year ago, Uribe has batted .343 with two home runs, five doubles, 25 RBI and 15 runs in 43 games in 2010.

Grace, a junior left-handed pitcher from Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., has secured second-team All-Academic accolades for the first time in his career. An honorable mention selection in 2009, Grace has gone 0-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 30 appearances. The southpaw has struck out 20 batters and walked seven in 25.0 innings.

Rasmussen, a junior left-handed pitcher from Arcadia, Calif., has been named an honorable mention All-Academic selection for the second consecutive season. Serving as the Bruins' third starting pitcher in their weekend rotation, Rasmussen has gone 9-2 with a .289 ERA, compiling 101 strikeouts aned 27 walks in 84.0 innings.

Navarro, a redshirt sophomore from Laguna Niguel, Calif., has batted .184 with one home run, five RBI and five runs in 29 games (six starts), serving primarily as a pinch-hitter and utility player late in ballgames. This marks the first time Navarro has been earned All-Academic Pac-10 recognition.