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Josten Named Academic All-American

Nov. 22, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University junior forward George Josten has been named to the ESPN The Magazine College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America first team.

Josten carries a 3.85 GPA in civil engineering. The native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was a third team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America selection last season.

Josten, a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, won his second straight West Coast Conference goals (12) and points (28) titles this season. He had five match-winning goals. Last season he became the first Bulldog since Jeff McAllister in 1997 to lead the WCC in both goals and points.

2006 ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

FIRST TEAM


Pos./Name/School/District/Year/Hometown/GPA/Major

GK - Matt Wideman, Southern Methodist University, VI, Sr., Fairview, Texas, 3.83, Finance

MF - Jeff Stepan, St. John's University (NY), I, Jr., Fremont, Calif., 3.99, Chemistry

MF - Nick Christman, Dartmouth College, I, Jr., Falmouth, Mass., 4.00, Computer Science & Mathematics

MF - Tyler Hemming, Hartwick College, I, Sr., London, Ontario, Canada, 3.73, Sports Management

D - Stephan Hall, University at Albany, I, Gr., Denver, Colo., 3.98, Urban Planning

D - Matt Haney, University of Delaware, II, Sr., Newark, Del., 3.96, Biological Sciences

D - Greg Cass, Columbia University, I, Sr., Lansdale, Pa., 4.09, Chemical Engineering

D - Devin Sheppard, Campbell University, III, Sr., Roxborough, Tobago, 3.95, Pharmacy

F - George Josten, Gonzaga University, VIII, Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho, 3.85, Civil Engineering

F - Lukasz Kwapisz, ALABAMA-Birminghm, IV, Sr., Oshawa, Ontario, 4.0, Chemistry

F - Eugene Brooks, California State University at Fullerton, VIII, Sr., El Paso, Texas, 3.84, Bio-chemistry

SECOND TEAM

Pos./Name/School/District/Year/Hometown/GPA/Major

GK - Chay Cain, Indiana University, V, So., Aurora, Ill., 3.90, Accounting and Computer Information Systems

MF - Eric Burkholder, University of Tulsa, VI, Jr., Broken Arrow, Okla., 3.94, Finance

MF - Mac Wilkie, Davidson College, III, Sr., Jamesville, N.Y., 3.93, Economics

MF - Ryan Overdevest, College of William & Mary, III, Jr., Bridgeton, N.J., 4.0, Business

D - Jason Pele, University of Evansville, V, Sr., Kennewick, Wash., 3.89, Electrical Engineering

D - Jared Helfrich, Duquesne University, II, Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa., 3.95, Finance

D - Todd Reedy, Bradley University, V, Jr., Springdale, Ark., 4.00, Mechanical Engineering

D - Paul Mongillo, Butler University, V, Sr., Arlington Heights, Ill., 3.94, Finance

D - Billy Meier, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, V, Gr., Racine, Wis., 3.80, Business

F - Michael Todd, Hofstra University, I, Sr., Cleveland, England, 3.40, Exercise Science,

F - John DiRaimondo, Saint Louis University, VII, Sr., St. Louis, Mo., 3.62, Accounting

F - Chris Wright, University of New Mexico, VI, So., Fair Oaks, Calif., 4.10, Pre Med

F - Chris Archer, High Point University, III, Gr., Hilton, England, 3.46, Under: Sports Management Grad: Sports Studies

THIRD TEAM

Pos./Name/School/District/Year/Hometown/GPA/Major

GK - Conrad Taylor, Penn State University, II, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 3.85, Kinesiology

MF - Stephen King, University of Maryland, II, Jr., Medford, N.J., 3.47, Finance

MF - Michael Videira, Duke University, III, Jr., Milford, Mass., 3.28, Sociology

MF - Matt Thomas, University of Tulsa, VI, Sr., Oklahoma City, Okla., 3.92, Biochemistry

D - Ryan Badaracco, Penn State University, II, Jr., Wexford, Pa., 3.93, Finance

D - Noah Salsi, Duquesne University, II, Gr., North Huntingdon, Pa., 3.85, Physician Assistant

D - Corey Bronner, University of Vermont, I, Sr., Morrisville, Vt., 3.76, Business Administration

F - Kevin Van Den Berg, Coastal Carolina University, III, Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich., 3.86, Business Management and Finance

F - Alex Harrison, Central Connecticut State University, I, Sr., Eastbourne, England, 3.73, Physical Education

Player of the Year - Wideman, Matt