Nov. 4, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Three Stanford players - Chase Beeler, Andrew Phillips and Owen Marecic - have been voted onto ESPN's Academic All-District 8 team, which was released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
All three players will be included on the national ballot for final voting by members of CoSIDA.
Beeler, a three-year starter on Stanford's offense line, carries a 3.68 cumulative grade point average as a history major. Phillips, also a three-year starter, has a 3.50 GPA as a classics major while Marecic carries a 3.47 cumulative GPA as a biology major.
Marecic is also one of 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
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. The top vote getters from each position are then forwarded to the national ballot.
Stanford, ranked 10th nationally, will play host to 13th-ranked Arizona Saturday at Stanford Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ABC. Tickets are available at the Stanford Stadium ticket office, on-line at GoStanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.
ESPN Academic All-District 8 Selections
Jeff Locke, Punter - UCLA (3.57 Economics)
Kellen Moore, Quarterback - Boise State (3.39 Communications)
Kaeloha Phillips, Wide Receiver - Hawaii (3.61 Kinesiology and Recreation Science)
Jared Karstetter, Wide Receiver - Washington State (3.55 Zoology)
Vince Pascoe, Tight End - Fresno State (4.00 Mechanical Engineering)
Bryan Kariya, Running Back - BYU (3.87 Chinese)
Dan Paul, Running Back - Boise State (3.45 Communication)
Chase Beeler, Offensive Line - Stanford (3.68 History)
Andrew Jackson, Offensive Line - Fresno State (3.92 Sports Adminstration)
Nate Potter, Offensive Line - Boise State (3.70 History)
Micah Hannam, Offensive Line - Washington State (3.58 Civil Engineering)
Andrew Phillips, Offensive Line - Stanford (3.50 Classics)
Carson York, Offensive Line - Oregon (3.70 Journalism/Advertising)
Mitch Payne, Kicker - BYU (3.52 Business Management)
Jeff Minnerly, Defensive Back - Eastern Washington (3.91 Accounting)
Chima Nwachukwu, Defensive Back - Washington State (3.85 Political Science)
Mana Silva, Defensive Back - Hawaii (3.37 Pyschology)
Jamar Taylor, Defensive Back - Boise State (3.43 Communication)
Owen Marecic, Linebacker - Stanford (3.47 Human Biology)
J.C. Sherritt, Linebacker - Eastern Washington (3.46 Secondary Physical Ed/Health and Fitness)
Ben Jacobs, Linebacker - Fresno State (3.44 Sports Adminstration)
James Chen, Defensive Line - Cal Poly SLO (3.64 Microbiology)
Brandon Roberts, Defensive Line - Cal Poly SLO (3.82 Forestry and Natural Resources)
Dan Pela, Defensive Line - Northern Arizona (3.57 Health Science)
Ernest Owusu, Defensive Line - California (3.32 Political Economics of Industrial Societies)