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Senior Justin Ewers Named Second-Team Academic All-American
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/21/1999

April 22, 1999

STANFORD, CA - Stanford senior Justin Ewers (Phoenix, AZ/Arcadia HS) was named to the Men's Fall/Winter At-Large GTE Academic All-America team. Ewers, a backstroke and sprint freestyle specialist who led the Cardinal swimming & diving team to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships last week in Indianapolis, IN, carries a 3.59 GPA as a history major.

Ewers was a first-team All-District VIII selection, which qualified him for All-America consideration. The All-District and All-America teams were selected by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America, from student-athletes in cross country, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, rifle, soccer, swimming & diving, skiing, water polo and wrestling.

Ewers swam a career-best 47.26 to place third in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA meet, and also finished eighth in the 200 backstroke and 12th in the 50 freestyle. All three finishes bettered his results at the 1998 NCAA meet. Ewers also swam the anchor legs on four NCAA runner-up relay teams (200 & 400 free, 200 & 400 medley) to score 67 points for the Cardinal. He is the 1999 Pac-10 champion in the 100 back, and swam on three Pac-10 champion relays, helping Stanford win its 18th consecutive Pac-10 title, the longest streak in any sport. During the dual-meet season he swam on 400 medley relay teams that broke pool records at both Stanford and Notre Dame.

1999 Fall/Winter Men's GTE Academic All-America Team

First Team       Sport         School         Yr.  Hometown           GPA    Major 
Parsa Bonderson  Water Polo    UCLA           Jr.  Santa Barbara, CA  3.93   Physics, Math/Applied Science 
John Cahoy       Swimming      Minnesota      Sr.  Hudson, WI         4.00   Chemistry, Biochemistry 
Pedro Delgado    Soccer        Evansville     Sr.  Caracas, Venezuela 3.95   Global Business, Psychology 
Siggi Eyjolfsson Soccer        UNC-Greensboro Gr.  Reykjavik, Iceland 3.75   Exercise, Sport Science 
Tim Hartung      Wrestling     Minnesota      Sr.  Durand, WI         3.24   Kinesiology 
Kevin Kalish     Soccer        St. Louis      Sr.  St. Louis, MO      3.89   Marketing 
Gabriel Marrero  Water Polo    UMass          Sr.  Trujilla Alto, PR  3.84   Biochemistry 
Justin Millard   Soccer        Akron          Sr.  Strongsville, OH   3.90   Biology 
Phil Murphy      Soccer        Notre Dame     Sr.  Brentwood, TN      3.91   Finance 
Mark Naftanel    Swimming      Texas A&M      Sr.  Austin, TX         3.92   Biodeical Science, Psychology 
Andrei Rodzianko Wrestling     Penn           Sr.  West Nyack, NY     3.85   Management & Technology 
Jeff Stojak      Soccer        N. Illinois    Sr.  Flossmoor, IL      3.92   Accountancy 
Calvin Thigpen   Cross Country Mississippi    Sr.  Jackson, MS        4.00   Chemistry & Math 
John Wolyniec    Soccer        Fordham        Sr.  Staten Island, NY  3.76   Mathematics 
Will York        Swimming      Clemson        Sr.  Tallahassee, FL    3.97   Mechanical Engineering 
Martin Zielinski Swimming      Minnesota      Sr.  Bloomington, MN    3.67   Biology/Pre-Med 

Second Team Sport School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Romain Barnier Swimming Auburn Sr. Antibes, France 3.68 International Business Ted Brisson Swimming North Carolina Sr. Goldsboro, NC 3.81 Chemistry Matt Busbee Swimming Auburn Jr. Mobile, AL 3.84 Biomedical Sciences Justin Ewers Swimming Stanford Sr. Phoenix, AZ 3.59 History Jay Heaps Soccer Duke Sr. Longmeadow, MA 3.35 History Steve Kariya Ice Hockey Maine Sr. N. Vancouver, B.C. 3.33 Business Administration Forrest Karr Ice Hockey Notre Dame Sr. DeForest, WI 3.73 Finance Stefan Lanziner Skiing New Mexico Jr. Innsbruck, Austria 3.76 Mgmt. Information Systems Erwan LeCrom Soccer VCU Sr. St. Jean Brevelay, France 3.91 Political Science Markus Leunig Skiing Utah Jr. Wollerau, Switz. 3.94 Finance Kyle McLaughlin Ice Hockey St. Cloud St. Sr. Nepean, Ont. 3.80 Chemistry, Biomedical Science Mikko Ollila Ice Hockey Clarkson Sr. Kangasala, Finland 3.90 Graduate in Mgmt. Studies Glenn Pritzlaff Wrestling Penn State Sr. Lincroft, NJ 3.49 Finance Greg Reeves Swimming Florida So. Tallahassee, FL 4.00 Chemical Engineering Travis Romagnoll Gymnastics Illinois Jr. Aurora, Ont. 3.50 Bio-engineering


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