June 18, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - A record 33 Washington athletes were named to the 2003 Pac-10 All-Academic Track and Field squads, including six first-team and five second-team selections, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday. The UW list includes one NCAA champion, two Pac-10 champions and seven of the team's nine 2003 NCAA Championships competitors.
The team's six first-team honorees were third-most in the Pac-10, while its five second-teamers equaled the conference's second-highest total. To be eligible, athletes must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point average, have completed at least one year of school, and be a significant contributor.
Three Husky men earned first-team accolades, including pole vaulter Brad Walker (3.52 GPA, business administration), sophomore hurdler Brandon Bailey (3.78, psychology) and second-year sprinter Nik Williams (3.70, architecture). Walker was also a first-team honoree last season, and was named this week to the Verizon Academic All-America first-team as well. Both Bailey and Williams are first-time honorees.
Walker won the 2003 NCAA indoor title with a Pac-10 record vault of 19 feet, 0 1/4 inch that equaled the third-best indoor vault in the world this year. Bailey, a graduate of Lacey, Wash.'s North Thurston High School, was a Pac-10 qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles with a team-leading mark of 53.25 seconds, while Williams, of Lake Stevens High School in Marysville, ran on the team's 4x100-meter relay at the Pac-10 meet.
The UW women matched the men with three first-team honorees, including NCAA All-American Heather Reichmann. The King's High School graduate, a second-team Pac-10 honoree in 2002, paired a seventh-place performance at the national meet with a 3.72 GPA in the UW's master's teaching program to merit top academic honors in 2003.
Joining Reichmann on the first team were junior steepler Kate Spigel (3.68, business administration), the UW record-holder; and sophomore Angela Wishaar (3.80, classics), whose 1,500-meter best of 4:39.04 was a Pac-10 qualifier. While Wishaar is a first-time honoree, the first-team academic honor is the second this year for Spigel, who also earned first-team mention to the Pac-10 All-Academic cross-country squad in the fall.
The Huskies' six first-teamers were joined by five second-team honorees, including NCAA Championships competitors Todd Arnold (3.36, English), Kate Bradshaw (3.29, psychology) and Courtney Inman (3.42, business administration).
Inman, who matched her second-team placing of a year ago, earned All-America honors in the 1,500 meters at last week's NCAA Championships, clocking the 12th-fastest time ever by an NCAA runner during the collegiate season. She was joined at the national meet by 2000 Pac-10 10,000-meter champ Bradshaw, who capped an outstanding career with 25th-place finish in the 10K, and Arnold, the fourth-place 800-meter runner at the 2003 NCAA Regional Championships.
Both Bradshaw and Arnold earned honorable mention to the 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic team.
2003 Pac-10 All-Academic Track and Field Teams
Men's First Team Name Yr. GPA Major Mark Anderson, ARIZ Jr. 3.82 Biochemistry Ryan Andrus, ORE Jr. 3.98 Business Administration Brandon Bailey, WASH So. 3.78 Psychology John Burke, CAL Sr. 3.58 Molecular and Cell Biology Martin Conrad, CAL Sr. 3.60 History/Political Science Eric Dudley, WSU Sr. 4.00 Mechanical Engineering Tim Gehring, WSU Jr. 3.60 Accounting Ian Johnson, WSU Jr. 4.00 General Linguistics Santiago Lorenzo, ORE Sr. 3.81 Exercise/Movement Science Nick Mazur, CAL Sr. 3.56 Political Science Michael Mortensen, ARIZ Jr. 3.96 Russian Justin Nikbakhsh-Tali, WSU Sr. 3.93 Accounting Aaron Powell, ARIZ So. 4.00 General Biology John Stiegeler, ORE Sr. 3.76 Math Education/Pre-Dental Adam Tenforde, STAN Sr. 3.87 Human Biology Brad Walker, WASH Sr. 3.52 Business Administration Nik Williams, WASH So. 3.70 Architecture Trevor Woods, ORE Jr. 3.73 Accounting Andrew Young, ORE Fr. 3.73 Undeclared
Men's Second Team Name Yr. GPA Major Todd Arnold, WASH Jr. 3.36 English Jon Balzer, CAL So. 3.43 Civil Engineering Bruce Bridges, ARIZ Jr. 3.50 Finance Thad Cullinan, WSU So. 3.72 Undeclared Jay DeGroot, ASU So. 3.51 Bioengineering Kevin Engelhardt, ARIZ Jr. 3.47 Biochemistry Andy Fader, WASH So. 3.41 Undeclared Evan Fox, STAN So. 3.58 Earth Systems Omer Inan, STAN Sr. 3.30 Electrical Engineering Sean Knapp, STAN Jr. 3.36 Computer Science Harrison Lee, USC Sr. 3.50 Cinema Milton Little, STAN Sr. 3.35 Biology John Lucas, ORE Jr. 3.40 Psychology Matt McGee, WSU Sr. 3.26 Philosophy Kevin Rabsatt, USC Sr. 3.38 Engineering Jeremy Rasmussen, ASU Sr. 3.32 Computer Info. Systems Greg Ross, CAL So. 3.56 Business Administration Robert Smitson, STAN RFr. 3.66 Human Biology Philip West, STAN Jr. 3.56 Engineering Justin Williams, STAN Jr. 3.46 Economics
Honorable Mention (Washington only) Blake Bidleman (So.), Ben Koss (Sr.), Mark Mandi (So.), Fumi Nagahisa (So.),
Jeremy Park (Sr.), Andrew Robinson (So.), John Russell (Jr.), Phil Tabor (So.),
Brendan Tuohy (Jr.).
Women's First Team Name Yr. GPA Major Lisa Aguilera, ASU Sr. 3.45 Finance Melissa Astete, USC So. 3.88 Business Kelly Burke, ASU So. 3.86 Broadcasting Julie Corbett, WSU So. 4.00 Undeclared Kitty Currier, STAN Jr. 3.87 Biology Whitney Evans, WSU Sr. 3.93 Finance Erinn Gulbrandsen, ORE Jr. 3.73 English Beth Hoge, ARIZ Jr. 3.85 Nutritional Science Gail Larsen, UCLA Jr. 3.72 Biology Roslyn Lundeen, ORE So. 3.91 Psychology Eri Macdonald, ORE Sr. 3.70 Journalism Heather Murtaugh, ORE Sr. 3.92 Exercise/Movement Science Chelsea Powell, ARIZ So. 3.88 Media Arts Heather Reichmann, WASH Sr. 3.72 Master's Teaching Ellannee Richardson, WSU Sr. 3.67 Criminal Justice Kristen Riley, ORE Jr. 3.83 French Cody Sohn, ASU Sr. 3.67 Anthropology Kate Spigel, WASH Jr. 3.68 Business Administration Angela Wishaar, WASH So. 3.80 Classics
Women's Second Team Name Yr. GPA Major Cynthia Atencio, ASU Jr. 3.65 Anthropology Brooke Baires-Irvin, CAL Sr. 3.52 Political Science Leila Ben-Youssef, STAN Jr. 3.63 Human Biology Kate Bradshaw, WASH Sr. 3.29 Psychology Camille Connelly, WASH So. 3.72 Biology Donielle Colich, STAN Jr. 3.60 Psychology Jessica Corkill, ARIZ Jr. 3.59 Pre-Physiological Sciences Stephanie Cowling, CAL Jr. 3.55 Sociology Kathleen Donoghue, STAN Sr. 3.65 Art Nicole Gurnicz, ARIZ Jr. 3.67 Accounting Courtney Inman, WASH Sr. 3.42 Business Administration Amanda Lyon, ASU RFr. 3.77 Pre-Business Molly Meter, STAN Jr. 3.67 Earth Systems Hannah Moore, ORE So. 3.78 Architecture Rebecca Nott, ARIZ Sr. 3.59 Teaching/Teacher Education Shannon Rance, WSU Jr. 3.59 Health-Fitness Education Leora Ward, CAL Sr. 3.52 Political Science Brianna Willis, WSU Sr. 3.55 Education Carmen Winant, UCLA So. 3.77 Art
Honorable Mention (Washington only) Jamara Alexander (Sr.), Mary Beeman (Jr.), Sidney Brown (So.), Kendra Caprye (So.),
Carly Dockendorf (RFr.), Lindsey Egerdahl (So.), Kameko Gay (Sr.),
Jamie Gibbs (So.), Alexis Jaime (Jr.), Rianna Moore (Jr.), Mia Norheim (So.),
Kate Soma (So.), Kathryn Touran (So.).