Complete Academic Effort
STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford was honored with 11 MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes, comprising its entire roster of eligible student-athletes who practiced and competed during the most unprecedented season in the history of the sport.
Of Stanford's 17-member competition roster, only its six freshmen did not receive academic recognition, a formality based on the MPSF's criteria of sophomore academic standing and requirement to have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.
The academic recognition is even more impressive considering the obstacles and early-season adversity Stanford faced in the pandemic-shortened 2021 campaign. The Cardinal, which reported back to campus on Jan. 4 and started its regular season two weeks later than its peers, missed its first tournament and was unable to schedule nonconference opponents like its MPSF counterparts.
Despite starting 1-3 overall, the Cardinal ripped off five straight wins, became the first school in MPSF history to capture three straight conference titles and locked up the No. 1 seed at NCAA Championships before falling 11-10 to UCLA in the semifinals.
Tyler Abramson was tabbed an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete for the third time in his career while Andrew Chun, Parker Killion, Spencer Nelson and Quinn Woodhead are all two-time selections.
The Cardinal was also represented with a national academic award following the NCAA Championships, as Larsen Weigle was named the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships. Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
2020 MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes
|Tyler Abramson||3.56||Sr.||Management Science and Engineering|
|Andrew Chun||3.12||R-Sr.||Management Science and Engineering|
|Parker Killion||3.73||R-Jr.||Electrical Engineering|
|Spencer Nelson||3.19||R-Jr.||Management Science and Engineering|
|AJ Rossman||3.70||Jr.||Computer Science|