WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The 2009 Pac-10 All-Academic Teams feature eight Ducks - including five first-team selections - as announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen. 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.
The Oregon women had the most first-team selections and the most overall selections of any school, with three first-team choices and one second-team pick.
Claudia Hirt, Carmen Seremeta and Ana Cecilia Olivos (all seniors) were selected to the squad after excelling on the court and in the classroom for the Ducks this season. Hirt sports a 3.57 GPA in journalism and advertising, Olivos has a 3.60 GPA in business administration and the Duck with the best GPA was Seremeta - a 3.72 in accounting.
Pavlina Smatova was a second-team selection, with a 3.66 in international studies while Siobhan Cavan and Mimi Songsermsawas were both honorable mentions.
On the men's side Duncan MacDonald-Korth and Mike Myrhed were named to the first-team. MacDonald-Korth has a 3.88 in anthropology and Myrhed, a senior, holds a 3.80 in business administration.
The Oregon men's and women's tennis teams each recently took home the Oregon Athletics Award for highest team GPAs, with the women holding a 3.43 average and the men with a 3.21 average.
See the full, printable Pac-10 release in PDF format on the right.