Nov. 20, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State's Collin Henderson, Jeremey Williams, and Pat Bennett were named to the Pac-10's All-Academic first team Wednesday, headlining a list of eight Cougars honored for their work in the classroom and on the field.
WSU offensive lineman Riley Fitt-Chappell and cornerback Cole Sheridan earned second team recognition, while wide receiver Devard Darling, kicker Drew Dunning, and cornerback Karl Paymah received honorable mention.
Henderson, a senior wide receiver from Puyallup, Wash., is making his third appearance on the team. Henderson has a 3.69 grade point average majoring in Sport Management, and also has 19 catches for 158 yards this season.
Williams, also making his third All-Academic team in just his junior season, carries a 3.56 GPA in communications. The Spokane, Wash., native has 34 tackles on the year, including eight for a loss and three sacks from his defensive tackle position.
Bennett's 3.58 GPA in Hotel Administration and strong play at outside linebacker gave him his first All-Academic award. Bennett, from Forks, Wash., has 30 tackles on the season and an interception against Arizona.
Fitt-Chappell played his way into a starting role on the offensive line in his second season with Washington State and his 3.36 GPA made him a second team All-Academic selection. Sheridan is one of the Cougars' top special teams players and owns a 3.20 GPA majoring in philosophy.
Only Stanford with 17, and California with 14, had more selections to the All-Academic team than WSU's eight.