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Ten Sun Devil Harriers Garner Academic All-Pac-10 Honors
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 11/22/2002
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Nov. 22, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Pac-10 Conference announced its 2002 men's and women's cross country academic teams Friday. Included were 10 Arizona State harriers in all with seven women and three men. Cynthia Atencio (Jr., Richland, Wash.), who carries a 3.67 in anthropology, led the way for the Sun Devils by earning a spot on the women's first team after two-consecutive years of garnering honorable mention honors. Jeremy Rasmussen (Sr., Glendale, Ariz.), a computer information major with a 3.33 grade point average, was named to the men's second team after three years of being selected to the honorable mention team.

On the women's side, Joanie Baca (Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.), Alvina Begay (Jr., Ganado, Ariz.), Desiree Davila (So., Chula Vista, Calif.), Penny Jacobson (So., Scottsdale, Ariz.), Amanda Lyon (Fr., Phoenix, Ariz.) and Lisa Pohlit (Jr., Tempe, Ariz.) all were named to the honorable mention team. Baca earned her second-consecutive honorable mention award while the rest of women honored by the conference were selected for the first time. Atencio's selection to the first team extended a streak of four years in a row that a Sun Devil women earned a spot on the top list.

Joining Rasmussen on the men's lists was Kris Alexander (Sr., Franklin, Ariz.) and Dan Maher (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.), both honorable mention selections. Alexander earned his second academic accolade following a selection to the honorable mention team in 2000. Maher made his third appearance on the honorable mention list after taking the honor in 2000 and 2001.

The No. 17 women's team, along with Fasil Bizuneh (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) and JJ Duke (So., Clovis, Calif.), will compete in the 2002 NCAA Championships Monday on the campus of Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.

Men's 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team
Mark Anderson, ARIZ	Jr.	3.78	Biochemistry
Ryan Andrus, ORE	RSo.	4.00	Business Administration
John Burke, CAL	Sr.	3.57	Chemistry
Martin Conrad, CAL	Sr.	3.65	History/Political Science
Kevin Engelhardt, ARIZ	Jr.	3.42	Biochemstry
Andrew Hill, STAN	Jr.	3.43	Electrical Engineering
Ian Johnson, WSU	RJr.	3.64	General Linguistics
Craig Pansing, ARIZ	Jr.	3.63	Optical Engineering
Aaron Powell, ARIZ	RFr.	4.00	General Biology
Adam Tenforde, STAN	Jr.	3.85	Human Biology

Second Team Todd Arnold, WASH Jr. 3.40 Undeclared Kyle Barker, WSU Sr. 3.40 Business Administration Carlos Carballo, CAL Jr. 3.35 Math Neil Davis, STAN RFr. 3.39 Undeclared Ian Dobson, STAN Jr. 3.17 Political Science Michael Heidt, WSU So. 3.49 Undeclared John Lucas, ORE RJr. 3.27 Psychology Jeremy Rasmussen, ASU Sr. 3.33 Computer Information Grant Robison, STAN Jr. 3.09 African &Afro American Studies Donald Sage, STAN Jr. 3.11 Economics

Honorable Mention Kris Alexander, ASU; Jonathan Balzer, CAL; Bryan Bauerle, UCLA; Eric Bohn, ARIZ; Chris Emme, STAN; Andy Fader, WASH; Evan Fox, STAN; Ryan Hall, STAN; Seth Hejny, STAN; Brett Holts, ORE; Justin Ireland, WSU; Sean Knapp, STAN; Ben Koss, WASH; Craig Lee, CAL; Eric Logsdon, ORE; Louis Luchini, STAN; Josh Ludwig, ARIZ; Dan Maher, ASU; Mark Mandi, WASH; Jeremy Park, WASH; Noel Paulson, ORE; Justin Romaniuk, STAN; John Russell, WASH; Dave Stillman, STAN; Philip West, STAN; Mark Wicklander, WSU; Phil Young, UCLA.

Women's 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team Sara Bei, STAN So. 3.50 Undeclared Cynthia Atencio, ASU Jr. 3.67 Anthropology Crystal Becker, USC So. 3.96 Undeclared Ana Cabrera, WSU RSo. 3.95 Communications Jeane Goff, STAN So. 3.60 Undeclared Erinn Gulbrandsen, ORE Sr. 3.75 English Eri Macdonald, ORE RJr. 3.66 Journalism Abby Parker, CAL So. 3.81 Undeclared Kate Spigel, WASH Jr. 3.66 Business Administration Carmen Winant, UCLA So. 3.69 Undeclared

Second Team Kate Bradshaw, WASH Sr. 3.25 Psychology Molly Bull, WSU So. 3.53 Undeclared Camille Connelly, WASH So. 3.70 Undeclared Alicia Craig, STAN So. 3.38 Undeclared Lindsey Egerdahl, WASH So. 3.43 Undeclared Malindi Elmore, STAN Sr. 3.29 International Relations Katherine Hotchkiss, STAN Sr. 3.40 Economics Courtney Inman, WASH Sr. 3.42 Business Adminstration Susan Mortensen, ARIZ RFr. 3.65 Family Studies Robin Tierney, ARIZ RFr. 3.64 Undeclared

Honorable Mention Joanie Baca, ASU; Alvina Begay, ASU; Taylor Bryant, ORE; Gina Clayton, USC; Julia Corbett, WSU; Desiree Davila, ASU; Lauren Fleshman, STAN; Jamie Gibbs, WASH; Laura Halverson, WASH; Laura Harmon, ORE; Penny Jacobson, ASU; Amanda Lyon, ASU; Lindsey Maclise, CAL; Lori Mann, UCLA; Harlye Maya, USC; Melissa McBain, UCLA; Lisa Pohlit, ASU; Maja Ruznic, CAL; Carolyn Shea, UCLA; Alicia Snyder-Carlson, ORE; Erin Sullivan, STAN; Brooke Thomas, USC; Katie White, CAL; Carrie Zografos, ORE

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