Volleyball’s Campbell and Football’s Pela Honored with CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball's Lauren Campbell and football's Dan Pela were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District 8 Teams voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Campbell was one of six players named to the District 8 first team, a list that included three players from Stanford, one from Oregon and Oregon State. Campbell, a sophomore from Covington, Wash., is majoring in mechanical engineering and holds a 4.0 grade point average. She was a Big Sky All-Academic and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete selection as a freshman.
This fall, Campbell has played in 18 matches with seven starts while averaging 1.89 kills per set and 1.13 digs per set. She has elevated her play in the Big Sky Conference season raising her kill total to 2.18 per set.
Pela, a junior from Phoenix Horizon High School, is majoring in health science with a 3.57 GPA. He has seen action in all eight games with 20 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one breakup and one fumble recovery. He is a three-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete recipient (2008-10) and was selected to the 2009 Big Sky All-Academic team.
Both players will now advance to the national ballot in consideration for the Academic All-America teams presented by EPSN.
NAU is one of six schools with three or more first-team selections on the three fall all-district 8 teams, joining Stanford, Boise State, Fresno State, Portland and Washington State. Soccer's Kristi Andreassen was also a first-team all-district selection.
Volleyball District 8 Academic All-District Team
Stephanie Browne, Stanford, Jr., Danville, Calif., 3.93, Political science
Lauren Campbell, Northern Arizona, So., Covington, Wash., 4.00, Mechanical engineering
Katherine Fischer, Oregon, So., Los Altos, Calif., 4.00, Pre-business administration
Alix Klineman, Stanford, Sr., Manhattan Beach, Calif., 3.53, Art
Cassidy Lichtman, Stanford, Sr., Poway, Calif., 3.63, Political science
Jill Sawatzky, Oregon State, Sr., St. Andrews, Manitoba, 3.96, Business administration
Football Volleyball District 8 Academic All-District Team
QB, Kellen Moore, Boise State, Jr., Prosser, Wash., 3.39, Communication
WR, Jared Karstetter, Washington State, Jr., Spokane, Wash., 3.55, Zoology (pre-med/pre-dentistry)
WR, Kealoha Pilares, Hawai'I, Sr., Wahiawa, Hawaii, 3.61, Kinesiology/recreation science
TE, Vince Pascoe, Fresno State, Sr., Exeter, Calif., 4.00, Mechanical engineering
RB, Bryan Kariya, Brigham Young, Jr., Kaysville, Utah, 3.87, Chinese
RB, Dan Paul, Boise State, Jr., Boring, Ore., 3.45, Communication
OL, Chase Beeler, Stanford, Sr., Jenks, Okla., 3.68, History
OL, Micah Hannam, Washington State, Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash., 3.58, Civil engineering
OL, Andrew Jackson, Fresno State, Gr., Grass Valley, Calif., 3.92, Sports administration
OL, Andrew Phillips, Stanford, Sr., Darnestown, Md., 3.50, Classics
OL, Nate Potter, Boise State, Jr., Boise, Idaho, 3.70, History
OL, Carson York, Oregon, So., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 3.70, Journalism/advertising
K, Mitch Payne, Brigham Young, Gr., North Ogden, Utah, 3.52, Business management/MPA
DB, Jeff Minnerly, Eastern Washington, So., Spokane, Wash., 3.91, Accounting
DB, Chima Nwachukwu, Washington State, Sr., Allen, Texas, 3.85, Political science
DB, Mana Silva, Hawai'i, Sr., Hilo, Hawaii, 3.37, Pyschology
DB, Jamar Taylor, Boise State, So., San Diego, Calif., 3.43, Communication
LB, Ben Jacobs, Fresno State, Gr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3.44, Sports administration
LB, Owen Marecic, Stanford, Sr., Tigard, Ore., 3.47, Human biology
LB, J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington, Sr., Pullman, Wash., 3.46, Secondary phys. ed./health & fitness
DL, James Chen, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Sr., Irvine, Calif., 3.64, Microbiology
DL, Ernest Owusu, California, Jr., Nashville, Tenn., 3.32, Political econ. of industrial societies
DL, Dan Pela, Northern Arizona, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.57, Health science
DL, Brandon Roberts, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Jr., Atascadero, Calif., 3.82, Forestry & natural resources
P, Jeff Locke, UCLA, So., Glendale, Ariz., 3.57, Economics
DID YOU KNOW…Based on AHRRC information NAU athletics has a significant impact on the Flagstaff economy. Lumberjack student athletes add $8.7 million to the Northern Arizona economy and visiting teams contributed $650,000 to the hotel and restaurant economy of Flagstaff.