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Baseball's Mills Grabs Academic Honor From Pac-10
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 25, 2006
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            TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Junior left-hander Brad Mills has been named second team Academic All-Pac-10, the league office announced today. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 and be either a starter or significant contributor.


            Mills, who has a team-high 15 starts and appeared in 16 games total this season, sports a 3.15 overall GPA in his major of civil engineering. On the field, the southpaw leads UA with six wins this season and is currently eighth in the Pac-10 with 81 strikeouts in 81 1/3 innings pitched.


Mills’ classroom recognition this year marks the fourth time in five seasons under head coach Andy Lopez an Arizona player has been feted with academic honors by the conference.

2006 Academic All-Pac-10 Teams

First Team Yr. GPA Major
Mitch Canham, OSU So. 3.49 Business Administration
Allen Craig, Cal Sr. 3.17 Social Welfare
Chris Jensen, UCLA Sr. 3.51 Mechanical Engineering
Steve Kost, WSU So. 3.62 Undeclared
Jayson Miller, WSU So. 3.68 Undeclared
Chris Minaker, Stan Sr. 3.75 Sociology
Brett Munster, Cal Jr. 3.41 Mass Communications
Matt Stevens, Wash So. 3.24 Pre-Arts & Science
David Stringer, Stan So. 3.91 Undeclared
Alexander Trafton, Cal RsSr. 3.28 Middle Eastern Studies
Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Nick Cebula, WSU Jr. 3.08 General Studies
Willy Fox, ASU So. 3.16 Business Communications
Taylor Grigsby, Cal RsSo. 3.31 Political Science
Matt Manship, Stan Sr. 3.17 Economics
Brad Mills, Ariz Jr. 3.15 Civil Engineering
Robert Nesbitt, Cal RsSr. 3.21 Mass Communications
Joe Persichina, ASU Jr. 3.09 Business Communications
Jim Rapoport, Stan Jr. 3.08 Public Policy
Ryan Seawell, Stan Jr. 3.23 Economics
Darin Vieira, USC Sr. 3.11 English

Honorable Mention: Michael Cooper, RsJr., Cal; Nolan Gallagher, So., Stan; Chris Lewis, Sr., Stan; Jake McCormick, Jr., OSU; Spencer Pabst, So., USC; Michael Taylor, So., Stan; Nicholas Tess, So., Cal

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