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Cats Earn Pac-10 Scholar Citations
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 16, 2006
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.?-Three University of Arizona football players earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team honors today, as selected by the league office here.


Junior linebacker Spencer Larsen of Gilbert, Ariz., redshirt freshman offensive guard Daniel Borg of Tucson, and senior punter Nick Folk of Sherman Oaks, Calif., earned the distinction. UA junior offensive tackle Peter Graniello earned honorable mention citation. Larsen was a second-team selection a year ago.


It’s the second time that three UA players won the award. In 2001 defensive end Eli Wnek, quarterback Jason

Nick Folk
Daniel Borg
Johnson and defensive back Justin Jochum were named to the first squad. In 2002, three Cats were picked with Johnson, linebacker/long snapper Ben DalMolin earing first-team selection and safety Darrell Brooks earning second-team honors.



All three Wildcats are key starters, with Larsen a three-year veteran, Folk as UA’s all-purpose kicker for the pst two years and placekicker for four, and Borg beginning his career as a starter at left guard. Borg carried a 3.85 grade point average in computer science, Larsen a 3.51 GPA in regional development and Folk a 3.22 GPA in marketing.


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 substitute.




QB Alex Brink, Washington State* - Jr. 3.56 Sport Management

RB Anthony Kimble, Stanford- Sr. 3.30 Science, Technology & Society

RB Byron Storer, California  - Sr. 3.44 Mass Communications

WR Cody Ellis, Washington** - Jr. 3.74 Sociology

WR Kelton Lynn, Stanford - Jr. 3.65 Management, Science & Tech.

TE Zach Miller, Arizona State - Jr. 3.84 Marketing

C Jason Burke, Arizona State* - Sr. 3.90 Finance & Marketing

OL Daniel Borg, Arizona  - RFr. 3.85 Computer Science

OL Chris Joseph, UCLA* - Jr. 3.96 Geography

OL Jon Teague, Oregon - So. 3.72 Business

OL Josiah Vinson, Stanford* -Sr. 3.55 English


DL Chris Horn, Stanford* - Sr. 3.33 Engineering

DL Kenneth Lombard, UCLA* - So. 3.48 History

DL Michael Marquardt, Arizona State  - Jr. 3.64 Urban Planning

DL Tom McAndrew, Stanford - So. 3.64 Undeclared

LB Spencer Larsen, Arizona - Jr. 3.51 Regional Development

LB Michael Okwo, Stanford - Sr. 3.09 Philosophy & Religious Studies?

LB Mike Silva, Stanford - Sr. 3.54 Economics/Management Science

DB Josh Barrett, Arizona State - Jr. 3.01 Marketing

DB Randolph Bundy, California - Sr. 3.10 American Studies

DB Keenan Lewis, Oregon State* - So. 3.09 Exercise & Sport Science

DB Chris Price, Arizona State - Sr. 3.57 Psychology


PK Jesse Ainsworth, Arizona State* - Sr. 3.66 Justice Studies

P Nick Folk, Arizona - Sr. 3.22 Marketing

RS Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State - Jr. 3.00 Sociology


*Two-time first-team All-Academic selection

**Three-time first-team All-Academic selection



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