Clancy Shields Named to 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large First-Team

BOISE, Idaho Boise State senior tennis player Clancy Shields has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men's at-large first-team for his excellence both on the playing court as well as in the classroom this season.


Shields has been a three-time NCAA individuals qualifier, competing in his most recent NCAA singles tournament on Wednesday. He was also named the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year as well as being named to the 2009 WAC All-Conference Team and the 2009 WAC All-Tournament team. A strong student as well, he holds a 3.93 grade point average in Kinesiology.


Shields became the first at-large district award winner at Boise State since joining the WAC. He earns one of 10 spots on the 2009 District 8 first-team making him eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ballot. The All-American team for the men’s at-large category will be released Tuesday, June 9 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


The at-large teams for men include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rife, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. In the at-large program, nominations are limited to three per school per gender (a total of three men's at-large candidates and three women's at-large candidates out of each of the sports listed above). Only first-team All-District selections receive certificates and advance to the national ballot. Student-athletes on the Academic All-District second and third teams (if applicable) do not advance to the national ballot but are provided as a further opportunity for recognition.


Nomination criteria for the award include a 3.30 cumulative GPA or higher, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve to the team competing in at least 50-percent of the team’s games, and the student-athlete must have completed one full calendar year at their institution and have competed as a sophomore in athletic eligibility.


District 8 Winners
University Division
Andrew Hickey, NEVADA, Sr., 3.97, Biochemistry

Raphael Wunderle, ALASKA ANCHORAGE, Sr., 4.0, Mechanical Engineering

Yonatan Cohen, WASHINGTON, Sr., 3.97, Math & Physics

Trevor Hyatt, ALASKA-FAIRBANKS, Sr., 4.0, Civil Engineering

Michael Look, UCLA, Sr., 3.91, Business-Economics

Milos Golic, UC SANTA BARBARA, So., 3.85, Business Economics

Jason Dunford, STANFORD, Sr., 3.74, Human Biology

Gregory Berger-Sabbatel, NEVADA, Sr., 3.73, Civil engineering

Greg Moss, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT, Sr., 3.85, Economics

Clancy Shields, BOISE STATE, Sr., 3.93, Kinesiology

Nathan Adrian, CALIFORNIA, So., 3.58, Undeclared

Luca Barlocchi, UNLV, Jr., 3.88, Finance

Murphy Troy, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, So., 3.35, Physics

Tim Heafner, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT, Sr., 3.76, Business Law

Achim Christner, SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE (CA), Sr., 3.97, Finance - Graduate Business

Kawika Shoji, STANFORD, Jr., 3.59, Political Science

Dion Knelsen, ALASKA-FAIRBANKS, Jr., 3.98, Business Administration

Matt Adler, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, Sr., 3.85, Finance

Jon Steller, UC IRVINE, Sr., 3.59, Neurobiology and Classics

Rudolf Siwy, FRESNO STATE, Sr., 3.75, Geology

Shane Mason, PEPPERDINE, Jr., 3.92, Political Science

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