Nov. 28, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford was well represented with the announcement of the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic teams for cross country. Chris Derrick and Miles Unterreiner were the Stanford first-team nominees as announced by Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.
Both Derrick and Unterreiner are repeating as first team honorees. Derrick carries a 3.86 grade-point average, while majoring in economics. He was the Pac-12 and NCAA runner-up this season, completing one of the outstanding cross-country careers in NCAA history. Unterreiner is a former NCAA Elite 88 recipient that has a 4.04 while majoring in history.
Earning second team honors for the men was Benjamin Johnson. Johnson was a key member of the Stanford team early in the season as he finished as the No. 3 runner at the Wisconsin Invitational. Johnson was injured midseason and did not compete in the championship meets. He holds a 3.59 GPA while majoring in chemical engineering.
Also being honored were 10 that were named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Those honorees included Michael Atchoo, Andrew Berberick, Marco Bertolotti, Brendan Gregg, Kevin Havel, Jacob Riley, Tyler Stutzman, J.T. Sullivan, Ryan Valdes and Tyler Valdes.
Leading the women's honorees were Kathy Kroeger and Madeline Duhon who were each named to the second team. Kroeger completed a tremendous season with an All-America honor for her 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championships. She carries a 3.93 GPA while majoring in math and computational science. Duhon carries a 3.90 GPA and is majoring in management science and engineering.
Earning honorable mention honors for the women were Emilie Amaro, Claire Collison, Claire Durkin, Leah Francis, Sophia Ginez, Georgia Griffin, Stephanie Marcy, Tate Murray, Victoria Pennings, Kristin Reese and Jessica Tonn.