Nov. 23, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University safety Chima Nwachukwu has been named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced Tuesday.
Nwachukwu, a native of Allen, Texas, is a political science major with a 3.85 grade point average. This marks the second-straight season Nwachukwu has earned second-team All-America honors and continues a fall season where he has been recognized alongside the nation's top student-athletes.
In addition to this award, Nwachukwu is currently a top-10 finalist for the 2010 ARA Sportsmanship award and Wuerffel Trophy, representing the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. He was also a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete semifinalist.
Nwachukwu is also a three-time Pacific-10 Conference first team All-Academic recipient. The senior safety has started four games this season, missing five due to injury, registering 22 tackles and three pass break-ups.
Nwachukwu was one of three Pac-10 student-athletes to earn Academic All-America status. Stanford offensive lineman Chase Beeler was a first-team selection while linebacker Owen Marecic joined Nwachukwu on the second team.