Nerds: Meet the Pac-12 All-Academic team

November, 17, 2011
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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Washington State receiver Jared Karstetter and Oregon State defensive back Cameron Collins lead the first-team selections to the Pac-12 All-Academic football team.

Luck is the leading Heisman Trophy candidate and likely top overall NFL draft pick this spring. Karstetter is a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award recipient and one of 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors college football’s top scholar-athlete. Collins becomes the ninth player all-time to earn four first team honors.

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.

California led the conference with seven selections on the first and second teams combined. Utah had six -- five on the first team -- and Washington and Colorado had five. Arizona State and USC had no members on the first team. Oregon State and Arizona State had the fewest on both teams with two.

Here's the list:

FIRST TEAM
Offense

Pos. Name, School Yr. GPA Major
QB Andrew Luck, Stanford Jr. 3.48 Architectural Design
RB Malcolm Jones, UCLA So. 3.20 Undeclared
RB John Tyndall, California Sr. 3.17 Interdisciplinary Studies/Peace & Conflict Studies
WR Jared Karstetter, Washington State (2) Sr. 3.61 Zoology
WR Luke Matthews, Utah Jr. 3.66 Mass Communication
TE David Paulson, Oregon (3) Gr. 3.67 Business
OL Mark Asper, Oregon Gr. 3.77 Educational Leadership
OL Mark Brazinski, California So. 3.68 Business Administration and Media Studies
OL Mitchell Schwartz, California Sr. 3.24 American Studies
OL Tevita Stevens, Utah Jr. 3.52 Spanish
OL Carson York, Oregon (3) Jr. 3.75 Journalism and Communications

Defense
DL Kevin Frahm, Oregon State (3) Sr. 3.30 Political Science
DL Ernest Owusu, California Sr. 3.31 Political Economy
DL Will Pericak, Colorado Jr. 3.43 Business-Finance
DL Derrick Shelby, Utah Sr. 3.25 Sociology
LB Brent Etiz, Stanford So. 3.52 Economics
LB Paul Vassallo, Arizona Sr. 3.48 Pre-Public Health
LB J.J. Williams, Utah Sr. 3.42 Economics
DB Cameron Collins, Oregon State (4) Sr. 3.48 Business-Finance
DB Kyle McCartney, Washington State (2) RS Jr. 3.80 Entrepreneurship
DB Travis Sandersfeld, Colorado RS Sr. 3.38 Business-Finance
DB Greg Walker, Washington Jr. 3.41 Biology

Specialists
PK John Bonano, Arizona (2) Sr. 3.90 Physiology
P Sean Sellwood, Utah Jr. 3.78 Exercise and Sport Science
ST Brendan Lopez, Washington Sr. 3.64 Neurobiology

(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 Matt Barkley, USC Jr. 3.22 Communication
RB Anthony Barr, UCLA So. 3.14 Undeclared
RB Will Kapp, California Sr. 3.03 American Studies
WR Justin Hoffman, Oregon Jr. 3.61 Geology/Psychology
WR Aaron Pflugrad, Arizona State Gr. 3.40 Liberal Studies
TE Andrei Lintz, Washington State RS Jr. 3.73 Sport Management
OL David DeCastro, Stanford Jr. 3.10 Management, Science and Engineering
OL Khaled Holmes, USC Jr. 3.22 Communication Management
OL Carter Lees, Arizona RS Fr. 3.42 Pre-Retailing and Consumer Science
OL Drew Schaefer, Washington Jr. 3.31 Communications
OL Matt Summers-Gavin, California Jr. 3.31 Political Science

Defense
DL Nate Bonsu, Colorado So. 3.47 Business-International Affairs
DL Taylor Hart, Oregon So. 3.20 Sociology
DL Devon Kennard, USC Jr. 3.20 Communication
DL Anthony Poremba, Colorado RS Sr. 3.34 Economics
LB Cort Dennison, Washington Sr. 3.05 Communications
LB Matt Martinez, Utah Sr. 3.09 Sociology
LB Colin Parker, Arizona State Gr. 3.26 Marketing
DB Johnson Bademosi, Stanford Sr. 3.05 History
DB Justin Gorman, Colorado RS Fr. 3.70 Business-Finance
DB Drew McAllister, USC Jr. 3.12 Public Policy
DB Jared Tevis, Arizona RS Fr. 3.33 Pre-Business

Specialists
PK Giorgio Tavecchio, California Sr. 3.71 Political Economy
P Jeff Locke, UCLA RS Jr. 3.63 Economics
ST William Chandler, Washington So. 3.83 Business/Accounting

HONORABLE MENTION
Arizona
: OL Trace Biskin, Jr.; WR Dave Roberts, Sr.
Arizona State: PK Alex Garoutte, RS Fr.; LS Cameron Kastl, Sr.; OL Mike Marcisz, Sr.; WR Kyle Middlebrooks, So.; TE Max Smith, So.
California: LB Dan Camporeale, So.; OL Justin Cheadle, Sr.
Colorado: OL David Clark, RS Sr.; OL Daniel Munyer, RS Fr.
Oregon: LB Michael Clay, Jr.; WR Daryle Hawkins, So.; LB Keloni Kamalani, So.; PK Alejandro Maldonado, So.; LB Derrick Malone, RS Fr.; DL Nick Musgrove, Sr., OL Jeff Palmer, Jr.; P Jackson Rice, So.; DL Tony Washington, RS Fr.
Oregon State: TE Connor Hamlett, RS Fr.; QB Ryan Katz, Jr.; LS Marcus Perry, Sr.; TE Colby Prince, Jr.; DT Andrew Seumalo, Jr., LB Tony Wilson, Jr.
Stanford: DE Henry Anderson, RS Fr.; TE Coby Fleener, Sr.; LS Andrew Fowler, Sr.; P David Green, Sr.; DE Matt Masifilo, Sr.; ILB Shane Skov, Jr.; WR Griff Whalen, Sr.; PK Jordan Williamson, RS Fr.
UCLA: PK Tyler Gonzalez, RS Sr.; LB Eric Kendricks, RS Fr.; LB Jared Koster, RS Fr.; LS Kevin McDermott, RS Jr.; DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, So.; LB Aramide Olaniyan, RS Fr.; QB Kevin Prince, RS Jr.; LB Phillip Ruhl, RS Fr.; OL Chris Ward, So.; LB Sean Westgate, Sr.
USC: P Kyle Negrete, Jr.; S Cody Romness, Jr.
Utah: WR Dres Anderson, RS Fr.; S Greg Bird, Sr.; LB Brian Blechen, So.; DB Mike Honeycutt, So.; K/P Nick Marsh, So.; RB Thretton Palamo, So.; TE Dallin Rogers, Jr.; WR Kenneth Scott, RS Fr.
Washington: PK Erik Folk, Sr.
Washington State: TE Aaron Dunn, Gr.; OL John Fullington, So.; PK Andrew Furney, So.; DE Skylar Stormo, RS Jr.; P Dan Wagner, RS Sr.; WR Kristoff Williams, So.

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