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