Nov. 20, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State senior defensive tackle Jeremey Williams was one of six Cougar student-athletes named to the Pacific-10 All-Academic football team Thursday.
Williams, sophomore tight end Troy Bienemann, and junior linebacker Pat Bennett earned first team honors, while sophomore offensive lineman Riley Fitt-Chappell garnered second team consideration. Seniors Drew Dunning and Billy Knotts received honorable mention.
Williams is just the fifth player in conference history to be named to the first unit of the All-Academic team four times. The Spokane, Wash., native carries a 3.56 grade point average majoring in communication. Williams has recorded nine tackles for loss and four sacks in 2003.
Bienemann, a native of Santa Clara, Calif., also earned All-Academic first team on the strength of a 3.75 grade point average in communication. Bienemann has also been productive on the field this season, hauling in 25 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
Bennett, who returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown in WSU's win over Arizona State last week, is making his second appearance on the first team after posting a 3.45 grade point average majoring in hotel administration.
Fitt-Chappell landed on the second team for the second-straight year. The Eagle River, Alaska, native owns a 3.45 grade point average in business. Fitt-Chappell has started five games on the offensive line for the Cougars in 2003 and also serves as a long snapper on punts.
Washington State plays its final regular season game Saturday in Seattle against Washington.