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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quick Post: Academic Honors

A hearty congratulations to both Sabatino Chen and Shane Harris-Tunks for earning spots on the Pac-12 All-Academic teams.  Sabatino received his second-consecutive first team honor by posting a 3.51 GPA in mathematics, while Shane grabbed second team honors with his 3.39 GPA in advertising.

The accolades afforded the pair of graduating seniors underscore the success Coach Boyle's teams have enjoyed in the classroom.  Over his tenure, Boyle has graduated all 12 of his seniors and eligible juniors, and has produced two perfect 1,000 point APR scores, with this current year still to be evaluated.  For a program once toeing APR disaster, it's been an incredible turnaround, especially considering that it has occurred during an upswing in on-court performance.

Only CU, Stanford (six selections), Arizona State (one), and Utah (one) saw a player selected for either the first or second teams this year.  Way to be Stanford, Stanford.

Not to be outdone, the women's team also saw a pair of their members honored for their classroom exploits.  Sophomore Lexy Kresl was placed on the second team for her 3.52 GPA in integrative physiology, while junior Rachel Hargis received an honorable mention for her 3.06 GPA in psychology.

Congratulations to all!

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