The Pac-10 released its all-academic teams and Washington State cleaned up this morning. Seven -- SEVEN!!! -- Cougs landed on the first team, the most of any team in the conference. Overall, 12 players were named to the first team, second team or as an honorable mention.
Take it away, Vince Grippi.
The Pac-10 released its academic all-conference selections and Washington State had seven first-team members, more than any school. They are: Jared Karstetter, Micah Hannam (for the third time), Chris Prummer (second), Kevin Kooyman (second), Casey Hamlett, Kyle McCartney and Chima Nwachukwu (third). Andrei Lintz was on the second team. Daniel Blackledge, Justin Clayton, Darren Markle and Skylar Stormo were honorable mention.
After a win on Saturday and a Pac-10 Player Of The Week award yesterday, it just keeps getting better for the Cougs. Congratulations to Karstetter, Hammam, Prummer, Kooyman, Hamlett, McCartney, Nwachukwu, Lintz, Blackledge, Clayton, Markle and Stormo for the honors. Not only are the Cougs improving on the field, but they're also continuing to improve in the classroom. So congratulations and thank you to the players and coaches for putting in the work on and off the field.