Pac-10 Honors Three Bronco Wrestlers on All-Academic Teams

BOISE, Idaho - The Pacific-10 Conference announced its 2010 All-Academic Wrestling teams recently, which featured three Boise State student-athletes between the first and second teams. Alan Bartelli and Adam Hall received first-team All-Academic nominations, while Kirk Smith earned second-team honors.

            In order to be eligible for selection to the Pac-10 academic team, student-athletes must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and either be a starter or a significant contributor this past season.

            Bartelli, a junior from Wasilla, Alaska (Wasilla HS), is a Biology major who has maintained a 3.44 GPA. He wrestled to a 24-19 overall record this past season as the 125-pound starter for the Broncos. Bartelli finished the year 9-7 in dual competition.

            Hall, a junior from Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Bonners Ferry HS), also earned first-team honors with a 3.43 GPA as a health sciences major. Hall is coming off his most successful collegiate season, in which he wrestled to NCAA All-American honors after placing third at 157 pounds at the national tournament. He also won his first Pac-10 title en route to recording a 32-3 overall record.

            Smith, a junior from Boise, Idaho (Centennial HS), was voted second-team All-Academic with a 3.01 GPA in Exercise Science. On the mat Smith made an incredible run through the 2009-10 season, which culminated with a 184-pound runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships. He earned All-American honors for the second time in his career after wrestling to a 28-1 overall record. Smith also successfully won his second straight Pac-10 title.

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