Nov. 16, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - A total of 19 Stanford football players earned spots on the Pacific-10 Conference's All-Academic team, including four players who earned first team honors.
Center Chase Beeler, fullback/linebacker Owen Marecic (3.47, Human Biology), safety Taylor Skaufel (3.43, Science, Technology and Society) and wide receiver Ryan Whalen (3.53, Science, Technology and Society) earned spots on the first team.
Landing spots on the second team were quarterback Andrew Luck (3.51, Architectural Design), offensive lineman Andrew Phillips (3.50, Classics), defensive lineman Brian Bulcke (3.12, Mechanical Engineering), defensive lineman Sione Fua (3.08, Science, Technology and Society), defensive back Austin Yancy (3.06, Political Science), punter Daniel Zychlinski (3.36, Psychology), and special teams player Zach Nolan (3.31, Economics).
Right guard David DeCastro, tight end Coby Fleener, right tackle Derek Hall, linebacker Thomas Keiser, right guard James McGillicuddy, tight end Konrad Reuland, wide receiver Griff Whalen and kicker Nate Whitaker earned honorable mention accolades.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum of a 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.
Stanford, 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Pac-10, will travel to Berkeley on Saturday to face California in the 113th edition of the Big Game. Kick off is set for 12:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.