Volleyball’s Campbell and Football’s Pela Honored with CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Awards

Volleyball’s Campbell and Football’s Pela Honored with CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Awards

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona volleyball's Lauren Campbell and football's Dan Pela were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District 8 Teams voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. 

Campbell was one of six players named to the District 8 first team, a list that included three players from Stanford, one from Oregon and Oregon State. Campbell, a sophomore from Covington, Wash., is majoring in mechanical engineering and holds a 4.0 grade point average.  She was a Big Sky All-Academic and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete selection as a freshman.

This fall, Campbell has played in 18 matches with seven starts while averaging 1.89 kills per set and 1.13 digs per set.  She has elevated her play in the Big Sky Conference season raising her kill total to 2.18 per set.  

Pela, a junior from Phoenix Horizon High School, is majoring in health science with a 3.57 GPA. He has seen action in all eight games with 20 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one breakup and one fumble recovery. He is a three-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete recipient (2008-10) and was selected to the 2009 Big Sky All-Academic team.

Both players will now advance to the national ballot in consideration for the Academic All-America teams presented by EPSN.

NAU is one of six schools with three or more first-team selections on the three fall all-district 8 teams, joining Stanford, Boise State, Fresno State, Portland and Washington State. Soccer's Kristi Andreassen was also a first-team all-district selection.

Volleyball District 8 Academic All-District Team

Stephanie Browne, Stanford, Jr., Danville, Calif., 3.93, Political science

Lauren Campbell, Northern Arizona, So., Covington, Wash., 4.00, Mechanical engineering

Katherine Fischer, Oregon, So., Los Altos, Calif., 4.00, Pre-business administration

Alix Klineman, Stanford, Sr., Manhattan Beach, Calif., 3.53, Art

Cassidy Lichtman, Stanford, Sr., Poway, Calif., 3.63, Political science

Jill Sawatzky, Oregon State, Sr., St. Andrews, Manitoba, 3.96, Business administration


Football Volleyball District 8 Academic All-District Team

QB, Kellen Moore, Boise State, Jr., Prosser, Wash., 3.39, Communication

WR, Jared Karstetter, Washington State, Jr., Spokane, Wash., 3.55, Zoology (pre-med/pre-dentistry)

WR, Kealoha Pilares, Hawai'I, Sr., Wahiawa, Hawaii, 3.61, Kinesiology/recreation science

TE, Vince Pascoe, Fresno State, Sr., Exeter, Calif., 4.00, Mechanical engineering

RB, Bryan Kariya, Brigham Young, Jr., Kaysville, Utah, 3.87, Chinese

RB, Dan Paul, Boise State, Jr., Boring, Ore., 3.45, Communication

OL, Chase Beeler, Stanford, Sr., Jenks, Okla., 3.68, History

OL, Micah Hannam, Washington State, Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash., 3.58, Civil engineering

OL, Andrew Jackson, Fresno State, Gr., Grass Valley, Calif., 3.92, Sports administration

OL, Andrew Phillips, Stanford, Sr., Darnestown, Md., 3.50, Classics

OL, Nate Potter, Boise State, Jr., Boise, Idaho, 3.70, History

OL, Carson York, Oregon, So., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 3.70, Journalism/advertising

K, Mitch Payne, Brigham Young, Gr., North Ogden, Utah, 3.52, Business management/MPA

DB, Jeff Minnerly, Eastern Washington, So., Spokane, Wash., 3.91, Accounting

DB, Chima Nwachukwu, Washington State, Sr., Allen, Texas, 3.85, Political science

DB, Mana Silva, Hawai'i, Sr., Hilo, Hawaii, 3.37, Pyschology

DB, Jamar Taylor, Boise State, So., San Diego, Calif., 3.43, Communication

LB, Ben Jacobs, Fresno State, Gr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3.44, Sports administration

LB, Owen Marecic, Stanford, Sr., Tigard, Ore., 3.47, Human biology

LB, J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington, Sr., Pullman, Wash., 3.46, Secondary phys. ed./health & fitness

DL, James Chen, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Sr., Irvine, Calif., 3.64, Microbiology

DL, Ernest Owusu, California, Jr., Nashville, Tenn., 3.32, Political econ. of industrial societies

DL, Dan Pela, Northern Arizona, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.57, Health science

DL, Brandon Roberts, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Jr., Atascadero, Calif., 3.82, Forestry & natural resources

P, Jeff Locke, UCLA, So., Glendale, Ariz., 3.57, Economics

DID YOU KNOW…Based on AHRRC information NAU athletics has a significant impact on the Flagstaff economy. Lumberjack student athletes add $8.7 million to the Northern Arizona economy and visiting teams contributed $650,000 to the hotel and restaurant economy of Flagstaff.