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Brielmaier All-Academic 3/27/2008
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/27/2008
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Senior forward a first-team pick


TUCSON, Ariz. ?C ?University of Arizona menˇ?s basketball player Bret Brielmaier was named to the Pacific-10 Conferenceˇ?s All-Academic team, league commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday.


Brielmaier, a 6-foot-7, 237-pound forward, was one of five players selected to the first team.? The senior from Mankato, Minn., carries a 3.09 grade point average and is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.?


It is the first time that Brielmaier has been honored by the conference.? He averaged 2.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game in 21 appearances this season. Brielmaier earned a career-high nine starts in 2007-08 and shot 71.4 percent (25-of-35) from the field.? He committed just four turnovers in 306 minutes played.? Brielmaier missed 13 games this season following a separated shoulder on Dec. 22.


Brielmaier is the 10th Wildcat to earn Pac-10 All-Academic honors since 1985-86.? He is the first to be so honored since Jason Ranne and Andre Iguodala in 2003-04.? ? To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.


First Team????????????????????????????Year?????? GPA??????? Major

Bret Brielmaier, ARIZ?????????Sr.?????????? 3.09??????? Interdisciplinary Studies

Robbie Cowgill, WSU?????????Sr.?????????? 3.36??????? Management Operations

Taj Finger, STAN?????????????????Sr.?????????? 3.06??????? Communication

Daven Harmeling, WSU?????Jr.??????????? 3.51??????? Health and Fitness Education

Taylor Rochestie, WSU??????Jr.??????????? 3.27??????? Communication


Second Team??????????????????????Year?????? GPA??????? Major

Alfred Aboya, UCLA?????????????Jr.??????????? 3.06??????? Political Science

Aron Baynes, WSU??????????????Jr.??????????? 3.15??????? Movement Studies

Nikola Knezevic, CAL????????So.??????????3.21??????? Interdisciplinary Studies

Nikola Koprivica, WSU???????So.????????? 3.31??????? Undeclared

Roeland Schaftenaar, OSU???????????????So.????????? 3.29??????? Pre-Business


Honorable Mention: ?Derek Glasser, So., ASU; Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Jr., UCLA; Christian Polk, So., ASU; Drew Shiller, So., STAN; Jerren Shipp, So., ASU; Keith Wilkinson, Jr., USC.

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