June 12, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Stanford was well represented on the Pac-12 All-Academic teams for track and field. The Cardinal had five first team honorees and over all 41 student-athletes were recognized by the conference.
The Cardinal men had four first team honorees, including Chris Derrick and Miles Unterreiner who were repeat winners. Derrick led Stanford with a Pac-12 title in the 5,000 meters and finished his career as a 14-time All-American that will graduate this week with a degree in economics. Unterreiner was the NCAA Elite 89 Award winner as the athlete with the top GPA at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He is graduating with a 4.05 GPA while studying history.
The other first team honorees were Aaron Konigsberg who had a breakthrough season in the javelin and Benjamin Johnson who advanced to the NCAA final in the steeplechase. Konigsberg is a junior studying computer science, while Johnson will graduate with a degree in chemical engineering.
Nine men's team members earned honorable mention recognition. Those athlete were Michael Atchoo, Marco Bertolotti, Kevin Cardey, Brendan Gregg, Patton Jones, Amaechi Morton, Tyler Stutzman, Geoffrey Tabor and Ryan Valdes.
On the women's side, Kathy Kroeger was the lone first team All-Academic selection. Kroeger earned first team All-America honors in the 5,000 meters this spring. She is a junior studying math a computational science and the leads the Cardinal women with a 3.95 GPA.
The Cardinal women earned second team honors, including Arantxa King, Kellie Schueler and Alyssa Wisdom. King is a fifth-year grad student studying sociology, while Schuler is a sophomore and Wisdom is a junior. Schuler has a 3.87 GPA and is yet to declare a major, while Wisdom has a 3.79 GPA while studying psychology.
A total of 22 women earned honorable mention recognition, including Emilie Amaro, Kori Carter, Claire Collison, Taylor Dewberry, Claire Durkin, Justine Fedronic, Sophia Ginez, Angela Gradiska, Shataya Hendricks, Adrienne Johnson, Ellie McCardwell, Sarah McCurdy, Jordan Merback, Katie Nelms, Joy O'Hare, Elaine Patten, Victoria Pennings, Kristin Reese, Katerina Stefanidi, Kala Stepter, Jessica Tonn and Hannah Varnell.