May 15, 2008
Senior shortstop Tavo Hall and sophomore outfielder Bobby Ethel were each honored with inclusion on the 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team. This is the second consecutive year that two Diamond Dons have made the team, with Hall and outfielder Jonnie Knoble earning recognition last season.
Hall took one of the four infield spots on the team with his 3.88 GPA in International Studies. The Albuquerque, NM native served as the 2007 class Valedictorian and successfully juggled both his academic and athletic demands. Last season, Hall earned CoSIDA/ESPN Magazine District VIII honors and also earned the Charles Harney Award, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest G.P.A. Hall had been on fire in recent weeks before suffering a broken arm at Gonzaga. On the season, the four year starter is batting .267 (46-172) with 14 doubles (second on the team), a homerun, 28 RBI, and a team leading 11 stolen bases.
Ethel earned an outfield slot with his 3.92 GPA in Chemistry. The Phoenix, AZ native is currently batting .289 (28-97) with seven doubles, a triple, a homerun, 23 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Hall and Ethel are the only West Coast Conference players to make the team.
District 8 Winners
Pitcher Jayson Miller WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VIII Sr. Richland, Wash. 3.69 Accounting
Pitcher Michael Leake ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY VIII So. Fallbrook, CA 3.40 Management
Catcher Preston Paramore ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY VIII Jr. Allen, TX 3.65 Interdisciplinary Studies- Business
Infield Shane Peterson LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY VIII Jr. Temecula, Calif. 3.85 Finance, Real Estate and Law
Infield David Ciarlo NEVADA, UNIVERSITY OF VIII Sr. Vancouver, Wash. 3.59 Criminal Justice
Infield Jackson (Tavo) Hall SAN FRANCISCO, UNIVERSITY OF VIII Sr. Albuquerque, N.M. 3.88 International Studies
Infield Karson Klauer SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY VIII So. Hollister, Calif. 3.91 Busine ss Administration/Management
Outfield Steve Susdorf FRESNO STATE VIII Sr. Newhall, Calif. 3.77 Civil Engineering
Outfield Francis Larson CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF AT IRVINE VIII So. Altadena, Calif. 3.62 Philosophy
Outfield Bobby Ethel SAN FRANCISCO, UNIVERSITY OF VIII So. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.92 Chemistry
Designated Hitter Jason Ogat a OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY VIII Jr. Portland, Ore. 3.2 Business