Three Broncos Named To ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams
BOISE, Idaho The Boise State track and field team continues its success as three Broncos were named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 2008 Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, Thursday.

Earning first team honors were senior Jarrod Stevens and sophomore Zacharias Arnos, while junior Simon Wardhaugh garnered second team accolades. In addition to being named to the All-Academic team, each of them qualified to compete in their respective events at the NCAA Championships, June 11-14, at Des Moines, Iowa.

Stevens, a finance major, was named to the first team after earning a GPA of 3.93. In addition to his success in the classroom, the Adelaide, Australia, native posted a distance of 213-8 (65.14m) in the hammer toss to finish third at the NCAA West Regional.

Not to be overshadowed is Arnos, who also earned a first team nod with a 3.74 GPA in electrical engineering. Last week at the NCAA West Regional, the sophomore from Nicosia, Greece, registered a season-best 52-3.25 (15.93m) in the triple jump to finish third.

Also showcasing his talent in the classroom was Wardhaugh as he was named to the second team with a GPA of 3.32 in general business management. While competing at the NCAA West Regional, the junior hailing from Bracken Ridge, Australia, won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 221-1 (67.40m). Wardhaugh achieved the mark on his final toss to win the event by 5-5 (1.66m) over his nearest competitor.

For being named to the Academic All-District first team, both Arnos and Stevens advance to the national ballot.

To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution (thus, true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible transfers are not eligible). In the cases of transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates, the athlete must have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to be eligible.

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