All-Academic Bruins

UCLA cornerback Alterraun Verner and punter Aaron Perez were named to the Pac-10 all-academic first team. Below is the release:

KIMBLE HIGHLIGHTS PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–Running back Anthony Kimble of Stanford has been
named named a first-team selection on the Pac-10 All-Academic Football
Team for the third straight year. In addition, seven other players
were named to the team for the second time. 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 2008 Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic
Football Team.

2008 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Mark Sanchez, USC Jr. 3.14 Communication
RB Anthony Kimble, Stanford (3) Sr. 3.18 Science, Technology & Society
RB Zach Smith, California Sr. 3.88 Education
WR Casey Kjos, Oregon State So. 3.63 Psychology & Sociology
WR Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State Sr. 3.01 Sociology
TE Matt Larkin, Oregon Sr. 3.80 Business Administration
OL Chase Beeler, Stanford Jr. 3.83 History
OL Mark Boskovich, California So. 3.69 Political Science
OL Jeff Kendall, Oregon Sr. 3.43 History
OL Alex, Mack California (2) Sr. 3.60 Graduate Studies
OL Jon Teague, Oregon (2) Sr. 3.62 Economics

DL Pernnell Booth, Oregon State Sr. 3.17 Sociology
DL Clay Matthews, USC Sr. 3.06 International Relations
DL Matt Mullennix, Washington State (2) Sr. 3.30 Management & Ops./
Psychology
DL Nick Reed, Oregon (2) Sr. 3.44 History
LB Mike Mohamed, California So. 3.39 Business Administration
LB Mike Nixon, Arizona State (2) Jr. 4.05 Political Science
LB Will Powers, Stanford Jr. 3.44 Classics
DB Victor Aiyewa, Washington So. 3.67 Pre-Science
DB Cameron Collins, Oregon State RFr. 3.59 Business
DB Chima Nwachukwu, Washington State So. 3.63 Political Science
DB Alterraun Verner, UCLA (2) Jr. 3.17 Mathematics

PK Jason Bondzio, Arizona (2) Grad. 3.72 Management
P Aaron Perez, UCLA Sr. 3.00 Sociology

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

SECOND TEAM

Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Garrett Green, USC Jr. 3.43 Business Administration
RB Toby Gerhart, Stanford Jr. 3.12 Management, Science & Engineering
RB Trevor Theriot, UCLA Jr. 3.25 Political Science
WR David Roberts, Arizona RFr. 3.34 Engineering
WR Taylor Kavanaugh, Oregon State Jr. 3.31 Construction Engineering
TE Chris Gronkowski, Arizona Jr. 3.27 Accounting
OL Joe Eppele, Washington State So. 3.54 Psychology
OL Micah Hannam, Washington State So. 3.57 Civil Engineering
OL Andy Levitre, Oregon State Sr. 3.28 Finance & Sociology
OL Andrew Phillips, Stanford Jr. 3.41 Classics
OL James Tretheway, Arizona Grad. 3.39 Economics

DL Matt Eichelberger, Washington State Sr. 3.14 Sociology
DL Adam Hineline, Washington State Sr. 3.11 Communication
DL Cole Linehan, Oregon Sr. 3.11 Sociology
DL Erik Lorig, Stanford Jr. 3.08 Public Policy
LB Greg Laybourn, Oregon State Sr. 3.05 Business
LB Colin Parker, Arizona State RFr. 3.28 Business
LB Anthony Reyes, Arizona State Sr. 3.32 Interdisciplinary Studies
DB Corey Hall, Arizona Jr. 3.18 Accounting
DB Brandon Hardin, Oregon State RFr. 3.34 Undecided
DB Tripper Johnson, Washington Jr. 3.25 Arts & Sciences
DB Bo McNally, Stanford Jr. 3.03 Science, Technology & Society

PK Aaron Zagory, Stanford Sr. 3.64 Philosophy
P Thomas Weber, Arizona State So. 3.10 Kinesiology

Honorable Mention

Arizona: C Colin Baxter, So.

California: OT Mitchell Schwartz, RFr.; FB Will Ta’ufo’ou, Sr.

Oregon: WR Rory Cavaille, Jr.; OG Jordan Holmes, So.; WR Aaron
Pflugrad, So.; LB Riley Showalter, Jr.; C Max Unger, Sr.

Oregon State: DE Kevin Frahm, RFr.; S Austin Hall, Sr.; PK Justin
Kahut, So.; C Alex Linnenkohl, So.; TE Gabe Miller, So.; OG Gregg
Peat, Jr.; OG Adam Speer, Sr.

Stanford: FB Owen Marecic, So.; OG Chris Marinelli, Jr.; OLB
Clinton Snyder, Jr.

UCLA: OG Nick Ekbatani, Jr.; FL Gavin Ketchum, Jr.; TE Ryan Moya,
Jr.; TE Logan Paulsen, Sr.; K Jimmy Rotstein, Jr.

USC: OG Jeff Byers, Grad.; FB Adam Goodman, Jr.; NT Christian
Tupou, RFr.

Washington: OT Cody Habben, So.; FB Paul Homer, Jr.; PK Ryan
Perkins, Sr.; FB Austin Sylvester, So.

Washington State: C Kenny Alfred, Jr.; OG Steven Ayers, RFr.; WR
Daniel Blackledge, RFr.; OG Brian Danaher, So.; TE Devin
Frischknecht, Sr.; OLB Hallston Higgins, So.; DE Kevin Kooyman,
Jr.; OT Vaughn Lesuma, Sr.; TE Ben Woodard, Sr.

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