Four Pac-10 Men's Track & Field Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-America Honors
June 22, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The 2009-2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country Teams chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) were announced today and four Pac-10 men student-athletes were selected to the team, including OREGON’s Cyrus Hostetler, ARIZONA STATE’s Jason Lewis and Ryan Whiting to the first team, while Oregon’s Alex Wolff earned a second team selection.
A senior from Newberg, Ore., Hostetler is an art major with a 3.62 Grade Point Average (GPA). A two-time Pac-10 Champion in the javelin, Hostetler owns one of the best throws by a collegian in NCAA history. His throw of 272-10 at the Pepsi Team Invitational is a school and Conference record, and ranks fourth all-time in the NCAA. He also earned first team All-Academic honors for the Pac-10.
A graduate student who earned his B.S. degree in history from Arizona State with a 3.70 GPA, Lewis was an eight-time All-American for the Sun Devils. At the NCAA Championship Meet at Oregon, he finished seventh in the nation in the shot put and the discus. At the Pacific-10 Conference championship meet, he was second in the hammer and third in the shot put. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Lewis is the winner of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Lewis’ teammate at Arizona State, Whiting was the NCAA Division I champion in the shot put and the discus as a senior. It marked the second year in a row that he won both titles. An 11-time All-American, Whiting is a civil engineering major with a 3.42 GPA. The holder of the collegiate indoor record in the shot put, he is a three-time NCAA indoor champion in the shot put. A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Whiting won two Pac-10 titles in the shot put. The recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, he ranks second in the world in the shot put (72-01.00).
Wolff of Newberg, Ore., was a second team honoree after earning a 3.76 GPA in human biology. A two-time All-American, Wolff also earned first team All-Academic honors from the Pac-10. As a junior, he ranked fifth in the nation in the javelin, placing fourth at the Pac-10 Championships (235-8/71.84m), helping the Ducks win their fourth-straight Conference crown.