Cougs tie for most All-Academic honorees
CHIMA NWACHUKWU: First team All-Academic
CHIMA NWACHUKWU: First team All-Academic

Posted Dec 2, 2008

EAT YOUR HEART out Stanford. Better luck next time, Cal. On Tuesday, Washington State and Oregon State tied for the most honorees named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Academic team.

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 substitute.

Fifteen Washington State football players were selected to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic team, it was announced Tuesday.

Cougar DL Matt Mullennix, a senior, was selected to the all-academic first team for the second time in his career. Sophomore safety Chima Nwachukwu joined Mullennix as a first team selection from Washington State.

Earning second team honors were four linemen -- offensive tackles Joe Eppele and Micah Hannam, and defensive tackles Matt Eichelberger and Adam Hineline.

Nine Cougars earned honorable mention; C Kenny Alfred, Jr.; OG Steven Ayers, RFr.; WR Daniel Blackledge, RFr.; OG Brian Danaher, So.; TE Devin Frischknecht, Sr.; OLB Hallston Higgins, So.; DE Kevin Kooyman, Jr.; OT Vaughn Lesuma, Sr.; TE Ben Woodard, Sr.

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