Nov. 11, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State senior tight end Troy Bienemann, sophomore quarterback Alex Brink and senior offensive lineman Riley Fitt-Chappell have been named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII first team, it was announced Thursday.
Bienemann, a communication and finance major, was selected to the first team for the third straight season on the strength of his 3.73 cumulative grade point average and his 21 receptions for 259 yards and two touchdowns this season. The Santa Clara, Calif., native also serves as the long snapper on punts.
Brink earned his first appearance on the Academic All-District VIII first team with a 3.56 grade point average as a sport management major. A native of Eugene, Ore., Brink has started all nine games for the Cougars this season, throwing for 2,325 yards and 19 touchdowns, including a school-record 515 yards of total offense against Oregon State.
Fitt-Chappell, an Eagle River, Alaska, native, carries a 3.56 cumulative grade point average in management information systems. He has played in all nine games this season on the offensive line and handles the deep snap on field goals. The Cougar trio are among nine Pacific-10 representative on the first team, and the only Pac-10 school with more than two.
District VIII First Team
QB Alex Brink, Washington State
WR Nathan Meikle, Brigham Young
WR Nick Garton, San Diego
TE Troy Bienemann, Washington State
RB Adrian Conway, Weber State
RB Brandon Hancock, USC
OL Riley Fitt-Chappell, Washington State
OL Josiah Vinson, Stanford
OL Grayling Love, Arizona State
OL Chris Joseph, UCLA
OL Jesse Boone, Utah
K Clint Stitser, Fresno State
DB Ryan Ting, USC
DB Philip Bretsch, San Diego
DB Jordan Senn, Portland State
DB Jeff Singleton, Northern Arizona
LB Joey King, Portland State
LB Spencer Toone, Utah
LB Ryan Foltz, California
DL Nick Schlekeway, Boise State
DL Kinji Green, San Jose State
DL Garrett McIntyre, Fresno State
DL Cole Smith, Portland State
P Kyle Stringer, Boise State
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