Pac-12: Anthony Reyes

Smart football players

July, 22, 2009

Posted by's Ted Miller

Oregon's All-Pac-10 defensive end Nick Reed tops the three-man list of football players among the 39 Pac-10 athletes who were honored with postgraduate scholarships for 2008-09.

The other two were Washington long-snapper Robert Lukevich and Arizona State linebacker Anthony Reyes.

These $3,000 awards go to athletes who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement, and leadership, according to the conference office. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-10 has awarded over $1 million for postgraduate study.

The scholarship winners become candidates for the Oroweat "Healthy Minds" Scholarship. The "Healthy Minds" scholarship provides $10,000 each to one male and one female student-athlete for postgraduate study. The winners are selected by a Pac-10 committee which includes institutional administrators and a student-athlete member of the Pac-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The scholarship winners will be announced in August.

For more information, go here.

Academic honors for 11 Pac-10 players

April, 24, 2009

Posted by's Ted Miller

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) has announced the members of the 2009 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is composed of college football players from all divisions who maintained a 3.2 GPA or better. A total of 564 players from 266 schools qualified for membership, including 11 from the Pac-10.

Previously, California's Alex Mack, a potential first-round pick in this weekend's NFL draft, won the 2008 NFF Draddy Trophy, often called the academic Heisman.

See a complete list of winners here.

The Pac-10 honorees are:

Jason Bondzio, Arizona
Anthony Reyes, Arizona State
Alex Mack, California
Zach Smith, California
Will Ta'ufo'ou, California
Nick Reed, Oregon
Andrew Levitre, Oregon State
Logan Paulsen, UCLA
Jeff Byers, USC
Vaughn Lesuma, Washington State
Matt Mullennix, Washington State

Seven Pac-10 players are Draddy semifinalists

October, 1, 2008

Posted by's Ted Miller

Seven Pac-10 players are among the 57 FBS players selected as semifinalists for the 2008 Draddy Trophy, which recognizes outstanding players who also excel in the classroom.

Schools are limited to one nominee each. Semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first-team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.

The Pac-10 semifinalists are: Arizona State LB Anthony Reyes, California C Alex Mack, Oregon DE Nick Reed, Oregon State OT Andrew Levitre, UCLA TE Logan Paulsen, USC OG Jeff Byers, and Washington State OG Vaughn Lesuma.