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Newell Leads UW Football Pac-10 Academic Honorees
Release: 11/20/2003
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Nov. 20, 2003

SEATTLE - A total of eight University of Washington football teams have been named to the 2003 Pac-10 All-Academic teams that were announced today.

The group of eight was led by junior safety Jimmy Newell, who was named to the first team. Newell, from Port Orchard, Wash., carries a 3.25 grade point average and is majoring in economics.

Three Huskies made the second team: sophomore defensive end Ty Eriks (3.67 GPA in art), sophomore safety James Sims, Jr. (3.32 in comparative literature) and senior punter Garth Erickson (3.07 in economics). Eriks, incidentally, was listed by the Pac-10 at running back. He started the year at fullback before moving to the defense.

Additionally, four Washington players received honorable mention: redshirt-freshman tailback Scott Ballew, junior kicker Evan Knudson, redshirt freshman defensive tackle Donny Mateaki and sophomore quarterback Casey Paus.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute. Following is the 2003 Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Football Team:

2003 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Pos., Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major
QB, Kyle Matter, Stanford, Jr., 3.51, Management Sciences/Engineering
RB, Cooper Blackhurst, Stanford, Sr., 3.48, Public Policy
RB, Brandon Hancock, USC, So., 3.82, Business
WR, Skyler Fulton, Arizona State, Sr., 3.32, Elementary Education
WR, Brandon Royster, Stanford, Sr., 3.40, Mechanical Engineering
TE, Troy Bienemann, Washington State, So., 3.76, Communications
OL, Matt Brock, Oregon State, Jr., 3.37, Psychology
OL, Kirk Chambers, Stanford (2), Sr., 3.32, Public Policy/German Studies
OL, Jonathan Giesel, California, Jr., 3.38, Religious Studies
OL, Chris Murphy, California (2), Sr., 3.51, Political Science
OL, Dan Weaver, Oregon (3), Sr., 3.28, Accounting

DE, Monte Parson, California, Sr., 3.37, Sociology
DT, Babatunde Oshinowo, Stanford, Jr., 3.24, Undeclared
DT, Jeremey Williams, Washington State (4), Sr., 3.53, Communications
DE, Bill Swancutt, Oregon State, Jr., 3.12, Business Administration
LB, Pat Bennett, Washington State (2), Jr., 3.45, Hotel Administration
LB, Brian Gaffney, Stanford, Sr., 3.55, Political Science
LB, Kevin Schimmelmann, Stanford (2), Jr., 3.47, Undeclared
DB, Michael McGrath, California, Jr., 3.40, Mechanical Engineering
DB, Jimmy Newell, Washington, Jr., 3.25, Business Admin./Economics
DB, Keith Short, UCLA, Sr., 3.07, History
DB, Leigh Torrence, Stanford, Sr., 3.03, Political Science

PK, Kirk Yliniemi, Oregon State, Sr., 3.50, Business Administration
P, Tyler Fredrickson, California, Grad., 4.00, Graduate Education

(2), Two-time first-team All-Academic selection
(3), Three-time first-team All-Academic selection
(4), Four-time first-team All-Academic selection

SECOND TEAM

Pos., Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major
QB, Chad Christiansen, Arizona State, So., 3.93, Business Finance
RB, Ty Eriks, Washington, So., 3.67, Art
RB, Matt Floberg, Oregon, Sr., 3.08, Business Administration
WR, Greg Camarillo, Stanford, Sr., 3.27, Engineering
WR, Nick Sebes, Stanford, Sr., 3.06, Human Biology
TE, Pat Loney, Oregon State, Jr., 3.59, Liberal Studies
OL, Nolan Bluntzer, California, Sr., 3.02, Conservation and Resource Studies
OL, Jason Burke, Arizona State, RFr., 3.78, Business
OL, Riley FittChappell, Washington State, So., 3.45, Business
OL, Derek Joyce, California, Jr., 3.34, Molecular and Cell Biology
OL, Matt McClernan, Stanford, So., 3.54, Undeclared

DE, Louis Hobson, Stanford, Sr., 3.15, Electrical Engineering
DT, Ian Shelswell, Stanford, Sr., 3.16, Economics
DT, Thomas Sverchek, California, Jr., 3.17, American Studies
DE, Will Svitek, Stanford, Sr., 3.06, Political Science
LB, David Bergeron, Stanford, Sr., 3.06, Public Policy
LB, Mike Silva, Stanford, So., 3.62, Undeclared
LB, Brian Tremblay, California, Jr., 3.25, American Studies
DB, Ryan Foltz, California, So., 3.48, Business Administration
DB, Aaron Gipson, Oregon, So., 3.06, Undeclared
DB, Lee Patterson, Arizona, Sr., 3.15, Marketing
DB, James Sims, Washington, So., 3.32, Comparative Literature

PK, Jared Siegel, Oregon, Jr., 3.58, Business Administration
P, Garth Erickson, Washington, Sr., 3.07, Economics

Honorable Mention

Arizona: P Danny Baugher, So.; OT Tanner Bell, So.; QB Nic Costa, So.; PK Nick Folk, RFr.

Arizona State: OT Andrew Carnahan, RFr.; OT Grayling Love, So.

California: LB Matthew Currin, Jr.; FB Byron Storer, RFr.

Oregon: OG Josh Hagemeyer, So.; MLB Jerry Matson, Jr.

Stanford: OG David Beall, So.; OT Jonathon Cochran, So.; RB Gerald Commissiong, So.; RB J.R. Lemon, Jr.; C Tim Mattran, So.; PK Mike Sgroi, Jr.; TE Alex Smith, Sr.; OT Mike Sullivan, Sr.; OG Josiah Vinson, So.

UCLA: FB J.D. Groves, So.

Washington: TB Scott Ballew, RFr.; PK Evan Knudson, Jr.; DT Donny Mateaki, RFr.; QB Casey Paus, So.

Washington State: PK Drew Dunning, Sr.; OG Billy Knotts, Sr.

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