May 30, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. - Five Arizona State University baseball student-athletes were named the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic team, the conference announced today. Senior outfielder Ryan Sontag, sophomore right hander Mike Leake and junior catcher Petey Paramore were all named to the First Team, while senior righty Dustin Brader and senior OF Rocky Laguna were named to the Second Team.
Sontag and Paramore earned First Team honors for the second straight year.
A student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and either be a starter or a significant contributor. True freshman and transfer students are not eligible. This is the 12th consecutive season that Arizona State had had at least two members of the All-Academic Team.
Sontag (Monroe, Mich.) carries a 3.66 GPA and recently graduated with a degree in kinesiology. He is batting .386 with four homers and 33 RBI. Paramore (Allen, Texas) was named a Second Team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine and was named First Team All-Pac-10 for the third straight season. He has a 3.65 GPA as a BIS major focusing on business and communication. He's hitting .347 with seven home runs and 46 RBI. Leake (Fallbrook, Calif.) was named the Pac-10's Pitcher of the Year and also earned First Team All-Pac-10 and Second Team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball. He has a 3.40 GPA as a management major and is 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA on the mound. He is also hitting .341 with two homers and 11 RBI.
Brader (Selah, Wash.) recently graduated with a degree in BIS, focusing on education and business. He has appeared in 19 games, posting a 1-0 record with two saves. Laguna (Yuma, Ariz.) is doing post-graduate work, after earning his degree last year. He carried a 3.33 GPA while studying Higher Education.