Nov. 23, 2010
Beeler, a three-year starter on Stanford's offense line who carries a 3.68 cumulative grade point average as a history major, earned a spot on the first team. Marecic, who carries a 3.47 GPA as a human biology major, earned second team honors as a linebacker.
Stanford was the only Pac-10 program to have two players represented on the first and second teams.
Greg McElroy of Alabama, a Rhodes Scholarship finalist who is pursuing his Master's degree in sports administration, was named the Academic All-America of the Year for the University Division, while Issac Odim of Minnesota-Duluth earned top honors among College Division players.
To be eligible for ESPN Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing. Student-athletes are nominated by their respective institutions and then placed on a district ballot for voting by CoSIDA members.
Stanford, ranked seventh nationally, will play host to the Oregon State Beavers Saturday at Stanford Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.. and the game will be televised nationally on Versus. Tickets are available at the Stanford Stadium ticket office, on-line at GoStanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.