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ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-AMERICAN 

ASU ranks No. 2 in the Pac-10 Conference and is ranked in the top 20 in Division I Athletics for the number of Academic All-American's since 2000.

Stanford- 49
Arizona State- 48
Oregon- 34
Washington- 26
UCLA- 19

ESPN the Magazine All-Academic Team

CoSida has been acknowledging the hard work of student athletes for almost six decades.  Since that time, Arizona State has had 37 Sun Devils receive first-team honors and four athletes named the Academic All-American of the Year (most recently pitcher Mike Leake in 2009).  This year's honorees include:

Jason Lewis, Track & Field, Cross Country (First Team)--3.90 GPA
Mike Nixon, Football (First Team)--4.07 GPA
Ryan Whiting, Track & Field, Cross Country (First Team)--3.42 GPA
Knut Borsheim, Men's Golf (Third Team)--3.89 GPA
Carlota Ciganda, Women's Golf (Third Team)--3.92 GPA
Elina Eggers, Women's Diving (Third Team)--4.00 GPA
Liz Harkin, Soccer (Third Team)--3.82 GPA


Pac-10 Scholar Athletes of the Year, Presented by Toyo Tires

Since 2007, the Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award, Presented by Toyo Tires has been given to the top scholar in each of the Pac-10's 22 sports.  Arizona State only ranks second to Stanford for most athletes recognized.

Pac-10 Scholar Athletes by School

Stanford- 17
Arizona State- 13
Arizona- 7
UCLA- 6
Washington- 5

2009-10

Mike Nixon, Football
Brandon Bethke, Men's Cross Country
Juliana Murcia, Women's Golf
Knut Borsheim, Men's Golf
Ryan Whitting, Men's Track and Field

2008-09

Sybil Dosty, Women's Basketball
Jenna Kingma, Women's Cross Country
Azahara Munoz, Women's Golf
Jessica Mapes, Softball
Sarah Stevens, Women's Track and Field 

2007-08

Jackie Velasquez, Softball
Steve Neuwert, Men's Swimming
April Kubishta, Women's Track and Field 

Pac-10 All-Academic Team

Each year the Pac-10 names an All-Academic Team consisting of the top academic athletes from their respective sports.  Listed below are Arizona State's 2009-10 first-team Pac-10 All-Academic student-athletes:

 

 

Riccio Torrez, Baseball

3.48 GPA

Ben Engelhardt, Cross Country*

3.75 GPA

Ben Jankunas, Cross Country*

3.86 GPA

Cameron Liston, Cross Country

3.92 GPA

Chelsea Caloia, Cross Country

3.89 GPA

Mike Nixon, Football

4.05 GPA

Knut Borsheim, Men's Golf

3.89 GPA

Carlota Ciganda, Women's Golf

3.97 GPA

Juliana Murcia, Women's Golf

3.80 GPA

Giulia Molinaro, Women's Golf

3.73 GPA

Mary Atkinson, Gymnastics

3.54 GPA

Kahoku Palafox, Gymnastics

3.69 GPA

Brittany Schuett, Gymnastics

4.00 GPA

Liz Harkin, Soccer

3.82 GPA

Lindsey Johns, Soccer

3.73 GPA

Hillary Bach, Softball

3.82 GPA

Katelyn Boyd, Softball

3.79 GPA

Lesley Rodgers, Softball

3.76 GPA

Elina Eggers, Diving

4.00 GPA

Rebecca Ejdervik, Swimming

3.71 GPA

Jordyn Green, Swimming

3.84 GPA

Anthony Calenti, Diving

3.74 GPA

Michelle Brycki, Tennis

3.86 GPA

Kelcy McKenna, Tennis

3.81 GPA

Brandon Bethke, Track & Field

3.62 GPA

Ben Engelhardt, Track & Field*

3.79 GPA

Ben Jankunas, Track &Field*

3.91 GPA

John Kline, Track & Field

3.90 GPA

Justin Kremer, Track & Field

3.93 GPA

Jason Lewis, Track & Field

3.70 GPA

Jamie Sandys, Track & Field

3.95 GPA

Chelsea Caloia, Track & Field

4.00 GPA

Courtney Golden, Track & Field

4.00 GPA

CJ Navarro, Track & Field

3.84 GPA

Ashley Wimmer, Track & Field

3.92 GPA

Natasa Vulic, Track & Field

3.90 GPA

Chris Drouin, Wrestling

3.36 GPA

Sofie Schlagintweit, Volleyball

4.14 GPA

 

 

*Earned All-Pac-10 honors in two sports.  Different GPAs represent the fall and spring semesters.

Arizona State's Annual Progress Rate--APR

The Annual Progress Rate, or APR, is a scholastic measurement used by the NCAA to determine academic success among member institutions.  For the 2009-10 year, Arizona State averaged an APR score of 974, which ranks them second in the Pac-10 behind Stanford.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation. It provides a clear picture of the current academic culture in each sport.

The APR awards points to student-athletes who meet academic eligibility standards (such as satisfactory progress, GPA and percentage of degree) and who remain with the institution (retention).

Two sports -- women's tennis (1,000) and women's swimming (997) -- have the top scores in the Pacific-10 Conference.

In fact, 10 of ASU's 21 sports finished in the top three in the Pacific-10 Conference while 14 of the 21 finished in the top five in the league. All 12 women's sports at ASU finished with scores above 970 and all sports (21) except four finished above a score of 950. 

ASU's men's basketball team posted a score of 972, which is No. 2 in the Pac-10 behind Washington. The No. 1 ranked and national No. 1 seeded Sun Devil baseball team ranks No. 3 in the Pac-10 with a score of 966.

For the second year in a row all 21 of ASU's athletic teams have exceeded minimum APR scores for the NCAA's most recent four-year reporting period. In fact, the average score for all of ASU's 21 athletic teams is 974, well above the 925 cut-off
point to avoid NCAA penalties and/or loss of scholarships. 17 of ASU's teams are above 953, or 95.3 percent.

 

 

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