June 5, 2013
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three Cardinal track and field athletes were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team on Wednesday, and were among 31 from Stanford to receive honors.
Second-team selections from Stanford were Michael Atchoo, Marco Bertolotti, Tim Luthin, Tyler Stutzman, Ryan Valdes, and Tyler Valdes. Emilie Amaro, Elaine Patten and Alyssa Wisdom were named to the women's second team.
Stanford women named honorable mention were: Mary Kate Anselmini, Alli Billmeyer, Jaye Buchbinder, Kori Carter, Aisling Cuffe, Hannah Farley, Justine Fedronic, Carissa Levingston, Ellie McCardwell, Jordan Merback, Tate Murray, Katie Nelms, Kala Stepter, Jessica Tonn, and Katie Zingheim.
Lefebure, an 800-meter specialist who won the Elite 89 Award at the NCAA indoor championships for having the highest GPA among competing athletes, is a sophomore majoring in math and computational science. He has a 3.86 cumulative GPA.
Konigsberg is a junior javelin thrower majoring in mechanical engineering. He has a 3.69 GPA.
Kroeger, an eight-time All-America distance runner, carries a 3.94 GPA as a senior majoring in math and computational science.
Among men's second-team choices, miler Atchoo is a junior biomechanical engineering major (3.28), Bertolotti is a junior miler and mechanical engineering major (3.41), Luthin is a sophomore middle-distance runner and undeclared (3.60), Stutzman is a senior miler majoring in political science (3.33), twins Ryan and Tyler Valdes are senior middle-distance runners majoring in management science and engineering (3.48 for Ryan, 3.58 for Tyler).
Among the women's second-team choices, Amaro is a senior distance runner majoring in biomechanical engineering (3.72), Patten is a senior high jumper majoring in psychology (3.74), and Wisdom is a senior shot putter majoring in psychology (3.78).
Among Stanford's 13 athletes at the NCAA Championships this week, eight are on the All-Academic list: Carter, Cuffe, Fedronic, Levingston, Stepter, Stutzman, Tonn, and Wisdom.