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Six Baseball Student-Athletes Honored By Pac-10 For Academics
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Release: 06/02/2011
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June 2, 2011

TEMPE, Ariz. - Six Arizona State University baseball student-athletes were named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic team, the conference announced. Sophomore designated hitter Joey DeMichele and junior outfielder Andy Workman were both named to the First Team. Junior third baseman Riccio Torrez and sophomore shortstop Deven Marrero earned Second Team honors, senior outfielder Matt Newman and senior catcher Xorge Carrillo each earned honorable mention.

DeMichele (Phoenix, Ariz.) is a finance major with a 3.35 GPA. He leads ASU with his .371 batting average and seven home runs.

Workman (Chandler, Ariz.), who was named a Second Team Academic All-American last week, graduated in May with a degree in finance. He carried a 3.94 GPA and was a First Team Academic All-Pac-10 member in 2009. He was ineligible for the honor last season after missing the entire year with an injury.

Torrez (Phoenix, Ariz.) is a BIS major with a 3.24 GPA. He earned First Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors last season.

Marrero (Davie, Fla.) earned the honor in his first season eligible. He is a criminal justice major with a 3.31 GPA. He was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year earlier this week.

Newman (Glendale, Ariz.) was honored by the conference for the third straight season. He graduated in December and earned Second Team honors each of the last two seasons.

Carrillo (Tijuana, Mexico) also earned his degree from Arizona State in May.

A student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and either be a starter or a significant contributor to be eligible for All-Academic selection. True freshman and transfer students are not eligible. This is the 15th consecutive season that Arizona State has had at least two members of the All-Academic Team.

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