May 27, 2009
Complete Pac-10 Release
Walnut Creek, Calif. - The Stanford track and field teams were well represented when the Pac-10 All-Academic Teams were announced on Wednesday by commissioner Tom Hansen. Garrett Heath, Justin Reed, Daniel Schaerer, Madeline Duhon and Kate Niehaus were named to the first team, while seven others were named second team and 23 were named honorable mention for their work on the track and in the classroom.
Heath is currently ranked third in nation in the 1,500 meters, while carrying a 3.81 GPA in management science and engineering. Reed carries a 3.74 GPA in African and African-American Studies while setting several personal bests this season in the 800 meters, including a recent 1:50.83 at the Pacific USATF meet. Schaerer is the Pac-10 Champion in the discus and currently second in the nation with a throw of 208-6. He holds a 3.72 GPA in human biology.
The women's first teamers include Duhon who has a 3.89 GPA as an undeclared major and Niehaus, whose 4.05 GPA in engineering was the best in Pac-10 track and field this season. Both women also excelled on the track where they were both Pac-10 point scorers with Niehaus finishing as the runner-up in the 10,000 meters and sixth in the 5,000 meters, while Duhon placed eighth in the 1,500 meters.
Second team honorees for the Stanford men were Daniel Belch, Cody Cox and Corey Dysick. The women were represented by Kara Bennett, Alicia Follmar, Caitlin Hewitt and Madeleine O'Meara.
Earning honorable mention honors for the Stanford men were Zach Chandy, Myles Bradley, Jacob Evans, Ryan Fisicaro, Elliott Heath, J.J. Jackson, Jonathan McMaster, Jake Riley and Carter Wells. For the women it was Lauren Centrowitz, Brittni Dixon-Smith, Tessa Flippin, Arantxa King, Whitney Liehr, Stephanie Marcy, Griffin Matthew, Ashley Menzies, Liz Minoofar, Idara Otu, Kaylin Pennington and Lauren Stewart.