Nov. 11, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State junior tight end Troy Bienemann earned CoSIDA Academic All-District VII first team honors Thursday, joining a team that includes Utah Heisman Trophy candidate Alex Smith and Stanford receiver Evan Moore.
Bienemann, a communication major, was selected on the strength of his 3.75 cumulative grade point average and his 21 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown this season. The Santa Clara, Calif., native also serves as the long snapper on punts.
"I try to take pride in everything I do on and off the field," Bienemann said. "It's nice to be recognized for that because being a good student-athlete is hard work."
Bienemann also earned District VIII first team accolades last season, as well as Pac-10 All-Academic first team.
Bienemann and Moore among seven Pac-10 representatives on the first team.
District VIII First Team
Offense QB Alex Smith, Utah WR Nick Garton, San Diego WR Evan Moore, Stanford TE Troy Bienemann, Washington State RB Nick Chournos, Weber State RB Evan Harney, San Diego OL Matt Brock, Oregon State OL Jason Burke, Arizona State OL Matt Collins, San Diego OL Jonathan Giesel, California OL Grayling Love, Arizona State K Jesse Ainsworth, Arizona State
Defense DB Chris Carr, Boise State DB Mike McGrath, California DB Morgan Scalley, Utah DB Aaron Williams, Cal Poly LB Eric Jones, Weber State LB Joey King, Portland State LB Spencer Toone, Utah DL Chris Barry, Nevada DL Kinji Green, San Jose State DL Chris Jones, California-Davis DL Kent Sheridan, California-Davis P Kyle Stringer, Boise State