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A Trio of Cougars Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

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Mariah Cooks and Sage Romberg earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention's, while the men's Junior Longrus was named to the All-Academic Second Team earlier today. Mariah Cooks and Sage Romberg earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention's, while the men's Junior Longrus was named to the All-Academic Second Team earlier today.
by WSU Athletics

Men's Release

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Washington State University sophomore, Junior Longrus, has been named to the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball All-Academic Second Team, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Wednesday.

With Longrus’s selection, a Cougar has earned all-academic honors eight of the last nine seasons and 21 times over the last eight years. This season, Stanford and Utah were the lone teams represented on the first team with three selections for the Cardinal and two for the Utes. A total of six Stanford student-athletes were named to one of the three teams, while Utah had five and Oregon State and USC each had two. Arizona and Oregon each had an honorable mention honoree.

A native of Oakland, Calif., Longrus is undeclared with a 3.22 grade point average, planning on majoring in business. He played all 31 games for the Cougars, starting seven games. Longrus averaged 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds a game and was second on the team with 23 total blocked shots. The sophomore shot a team-best .462 (43-for-92) from the field and averaged 20.0 minutes played a game.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC - MEN’S BASKETBALL

First Team- Yr. GPA Major

Anthony Brown, Stanford RS Jr. 3.26 Communication

John Gage, Stanford Sr. 3.65 Economics

Robbie Lemons, Stanford Sr. 3.65 Economics

Jeremy Olsen, Utah RS Sr. 3.77 Accounting

Brandon Taylor, Utah So. 3.71 Psychology

Second Team- Yr. GPA Major

Angus Brandt, Oregon State Sr. 3.19 Exercise and Sport Science

Chass Bryan, USC So. 3.33 Business Mgmt., Marketing & Related Service

Junior Longrus, WSU So. 3.22 Undeclared

Stefan Nastic, Stanford RS Jr. 3.17 Psychology

Chasson Randle, Stanford Jr. 3.24 African and African-American Studies

Honorable Mention

Dallin Bachynski, Jr., Utah; Ben Carter, So., Oregon; Renan Lenz, Sr., Utah; Omar Oraby, Sr., USC; Dwight Powell, Sr., Stanford; Olaf Schaftenaar, So., Oregon State; Kaleb Tarczewski, So., Arizona; Dakarai Tucker, So., Utah.

Women's Release

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State women’s basketball student-athletes Mariah Cooks and Sage Romberg each received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Cooks, a sophomore forward, earns her first career all-academic award after producing a 3.48 cumulative GPA while majoring in criminal justice. The Santa Maria, Calif. native appeared in all 34 games and averaged 6.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg and scored in double figures six times.

Romberg, a senior forward, caps her Cougar career with her second Pac-12 All-Academic honor, also receiving honorable mention as a sophomore. Romberg owns a 3.06 cumulative GPA and is set to graduate in May with a degree in natural resources with a minor in Spanish. Romberg ended her WSU career as the program’s all-time leader in games played with 129 and with 1,033 points. This season, the McKinleyville, Calif. native started all 34 games and finished third on the team in scoring at 9.1 ppg and second in rebounding with 5.9 rpg and 34 blocks.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and either be a starter or a significant contributor.
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