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Chelsea VanDeBrake Named to All-Academic Team
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Release: 06/03/2010
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June 3, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State's Chelsea VanDeBrake was named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII for University Division Women's Track & Field/ Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

VanDeBrake, a senior from Yakima, Wash., graduated from WSU with a 3.95 Grade Point Average in Education. During the 2009 cross country season, she was the second Cougar woman finisher in every race. She placed 117th at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet, 47th at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, and 82nd at the NCAA West Regionals. VanDeBrake was named to the Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic first team for three consecutive years. On the track, she ran a personal-record time in the 10,000 meters of 36:10.24 at Mt. SAC Relays; this time is fifth-best in WSU all-time marks. She also finished 20th in 10k at Pac-10 Championships. Van DeBrake was one of 14 WSU student-athletes honored with Senior Excellence in Academics Award.

To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a significant contributor to the team, and be in at least their second season at their current school. District VIII includes schools in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia. The complete list of student-athletes can be found at www.CoSIDA.com. The District VIII first team student-athletes advance to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America national ballot with the final teams announced later this month.

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams District 8 Winners University Division

FIRST TEAM
Allix Lee-PainterIdahoSr.Moscow, Idaho3.86English, Secondary Education
Nicole BloodOregonSr.Saratoga Spgs, NY3.47Journalism
K.C. DahlgrenIdahoSr.Missoula, Mont.3.63Sport Science
Alyssa AbbottUtahJr.Reno, Nev.3.85Exercise and Sport Science
Maike HolthuijzenIdahoSr.Boise, Idaho3.94Ecology, Conservation Biology
Erin StrattonUtah StateSr.Aurora, Colo.3.98Exercise Science
Claire MichelOregonJr.Clackamas, Ore.3.92Romance Languages/Intl Business
Angela SpadafinoArizona StateSr.Torrance, Calif.3.93Business Communication
Mattie BridgmonOregonSr.Laramie, Wyo.3.78Human Physiology
Cj NavarroArizona StateSo.Mesa, Ariz.3.84Secondary Education (Mathematics)
Chelsea VanDeBrakeWashington StateSr.Yakima, Wash.3.95Education
Eleni KafourouBoise StateSr.Athens, Greece3.32Civil Engineering
Stephen WilsonSanta ClaraJr.San Jose, Calif.3.89English
 
SECOND TEAM
Cecily Lemmon-LewBrigham YoungSr.Vacaville, Calif.3.58Print Journalism
Kaitlin GreggUC DavisSr.Davis, Calif.3.78International Relations/Economics
Brianne TheisenOregonJr.Humboldt, Sask.3.37Business Administration
Missy BarclayLong Beach StateSr.San Diego, Calif.3.77Studio Art
Ryann KraisUCLASo.Eagleville, Pa.3.75Undeclared
Dominique' MaloyArizona StateJr.Pahrump, Nev.3.30Elementary Education
Casey MastersonOregon StateSr.Eugene, Ore.3.99Exercise and Sports Science
Karinne BentleyUtah ValleySr.St. George, Utah3.89Exercise Science
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