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Thirteen Earn Football Academic Honors

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A conference-high 13 players from Azusa Pacific earned GNAC Academic All-Conference honors.

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Published
November 16, 2012
By
Joe Reinsch

AZUSA, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific led all Great Northwest Athletic Conference schools with 13 selections to the 2012 GNAC Academic All-Conference team.

There were 38 players who earned the academic all-conference distinction, which included student-athletes in their second year at their school with a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average. No other school produced more than seven recipients of the award.

"We take a great deal of pride when we see our student-athletes recognized for their accomplishments both on and off the field," Cougar head coach Victor Santa Cruz said. "Success in the classroom is a major aspect of our goal to building champion while pursuing championships, and I couldn't be prouder of the academic accomplishments of these young men."

Four of the Cougars’ 13 honorees were listed with GPAs of at least 3.50, with junior LB Jake Henderson registering a 3.64 GPA, and at least four honorees came from each eligible class level. Four of those honored were seniors, four were sophomores, and five came from Azusa Pacific’s junior class.

Azusa Pacific’s 2012 GNAC Academic All-Conference Winners
Spencer Danielson, LB, Sr., Business Administration
Paul Flores, TE, So., Mathematics
Api Foumai, DL, Jr., Sociology
Nick Grunsky, DB, Jr., History
Jake Henderson, LB, Jr., Physical Education
Devan Hussey, LB, So., Biology
Marcus Mendillo, LB, Jr., Business Administration
Jake Mittel, DB, Sr., Physics
Mark Neely, DB, So., Psychology
Chris Romero, DB, Sr., Business
Tyler Thornton, DB, So., Undeclared
David Trifeletti, RB, Sr., Business Administration
Tyler Tuiasosopo, QB, Jr., Communication Studies

Click here to see the full 2012 GNAC Academic All-Conference Team