Nov. 16, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University led all schools with seven student-athletes on the Pacfic-10 Conference All-Academic Football First Team, the conference announced Tuesday. Additionally, WSU had one second-team selection and four student-athletes named honorable mention.
Leading the way for WSU were seniors Micah Hannam and Chima Nwachukwu as each was named to the first team for the third consecutive season. Hannam, an offensive tackle, is a civil engineering major who carries a 3.58 grade point average. Nwachukwu, a safety from Allen, Texas, boasts a 3.85 GPA as a political science major and has earned a 4.0 GPA each of his last four semesters.
Also earning first-team honors were senior center Chris Prummer, a zoology major from Renton, Wash., with a 3.90 GPA; senior defensive ends Casey Hamlett, a 3.77 management and operations major from Edmonds, Wash., with a 3.77 GPA, and Kevin Kooyman, a management and operations major from Maple Valley, Wash. who carries a 3.18 GPA; junior wide receiver Jared Karstetter from Spokane, Wash., who has a 3.55 GPA in zoology; and sophomore safety Kyle McCartney, an Edmonds, Wash., product who maintains a 3.87 GPA in entrepreneurship.
Prummer and Kooyman were each named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for the second consecutive year.
Sophomore Andrei Lintz, a tight end from Meridian, Wash., was named to the second team as he carries a 3.70 GPA in sport management.
Wide receiver Daniel Blackledge, a senior communication major (3.01 GPA) from Colorado Springs, Colo., sophomore tight end Skylar Stormo, a finance major (3.09) from Everett, Wash., redshirt freshman defensive tackle Justin Clayton from Napa, Calif. and redshirt freshman linebacker Darren Markle from Meridian, Idaho, were all named honorable mention. Clayton and Markle have yet to declare majors and carry a 3.01 and 3.11 GPA, respectively.