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John Meloan Garners Academic Recognition
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 12, 2005
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            TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Arizona junior John Meloan was named to the first-team All-Academic District 8 team on Thursday.  CoSIDA members from within states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington voted for the 11-member team. The district selections advance on to the national ballot, which will be released on May 31.


            Meloan, who has an 8-1 record in 14 starts for the No. 9-ranked Wildcats this season, was recognized for his scholastic efforts after posting a 3.43 cumulative GPA in his major of engineering management. Meloan is the first Arizona baseball player to be recognized with academic all-district honors since former Wildcat Chris Goodman in 2002.


Meloan will be the starter in the series opener for Arizona in its key match-up with Arizona State in Tempe on Saturday.

2005 ESPN The Magazine District 8 All-Academic Baseball First Team

Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major
P Erik Averill Arizona State Jr. 3.52 Finance
P John Meloan Arizona Jr. 3.43 Engineering Management
C Mitch Canham Oregon State So. 3.47 Business Admin
INF Matt Einspahr California Sr. 3.32 Sociology
INF Billy Hart USC Jr. 3.31 Business
INF Steve Kleen Pepperdine Jr. 3.53 Sports Medicine
INF Chirs Minaker Stanford Jr. 3.73 Sociology
OF Jackson Brennan Gonzaga Jr. 3.65 Applied Communications
OF Travis Buck Arizona State Jr. 3.95 English
OF Kory Knell BYU Sr. 3.95 Accounting
DH Gregg Wallis UC Irvine Sr. 3.60 Poli Sci

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