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Josten Named National Scholar Athlete Of Year

Dec. 28, 2007

KANSAS CITY, Kans. - Gonzaga University senior forward George Josten has been named the 2007 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year and leads a group of 47 athletes named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America Team.

The inaugural NSCAA/adidas All-America in school history, Josten repeats his selection as a Scholar All-America and is the first Gonzaga player to earn NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete of the Year honors. He maintains a 3.83 GPA in mechanical engineering. He closed his career ranked third in school history in career goals (34) and assists (17) and fourth in career points (85). A three-time NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Region selection, he was one of 29 players on the 2007 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Josten was a three-time All-West Coast Conference first-team selection and a three-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selection, the last two years as a first-team pick.

The Scholar All-America team is divided into a University Division (which includes all NCAA Division I teams) and a College Division (which includes all non-Division schools).

Josten and the all of the honored players will be invited to the NSCAA All-America Luncheon, which will be held Jan. 19, as part of the 2008 NSCAA Convention in Baltimore, Md.

2007 NSCAA/adidas Men's Scholar All-America Team

University Division First Team

Pos., Name, Class, School, Major, GPA, HometownK - Sean Milligan, Jr., Dartmouth, Economics, 3.43, Westport, Conn.K - Brian Visser, Sr., DePaul, Finance, 3.34, Elmhurst, Ill.D - Ryan Miller, Sr., Notre Dame, Accounting, 3.41, Barrington, Ill.D - Adam Chavez, Sr., Binghamton, Human Development, 3.47, Binghamton, N.Y.D - Scott Bolkan, Sr., Stanford, Human Biology, 3.63, Salem, Ore.M - Shea Salinas, Sr., Furman, Health and Exercise, 3.30, Dallas, TexasM - Michael Videira, Sr., Duke, Sociology, 3.34, Milford, Mass.M - George John, Jr., Washington, Business Foundation, 3.47, Shoreline, Wash.M - Patrick Murray, Jr., Furman, Accounting, 3.43, Peachtree City, Ga.F - Gregory DeMartin, Jr., Michigan State, Finance, 3.91, Mason, Mich.F - Anton Axelsson, Sr., Jacksonville, Philosophy/Psychology, 3.98, Jacksonville, Fla.F - George Josten *, Sr., Gonzaga, Mechanical Engineering, 3.82, Idaho Falls, Idaho

* Indicates NSCAA/adidas Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year

University Division Second Team
K - Chay Cain, Jr., Indiana, Business, 3.91, Plainfield, Ill.D - Mike Zaher, Sr., UCLA, Political Science, 3.43, Las Vegas, Nev.D - Dirk Dittrich, Jr., VCU, Business Foundation, 3.75, Stuttgart, GermanyD - Matt Besler, Jr., Notre Dame, Pre-Professional, 3.39, Overland Park, Kan.D - Luke Frieberg, Sr., Drake, Finance, 3.71, Cumming, IowaD - Tim Jepson, Sr., Duke, Sociology, 3.37, Yorba Linda, Calif.D - Daniel Newell, Sr., U.S. Military Academy, Engineering Management, 3.77, Scottsdale, Ariz.M - Adam Gartner, Jr., Eastern Illinois, Finance, 3.76, Iowa City, IowaM - Joe Germanese, Sr., Duke, Economics, 3.70, Ballwin, Mo.M - Adam Montgomery, Sr., Memphis, Business, 3.77, Morristown, Tenn.F - Chris Wright, Jr., New Mexico, Portuguese, 3.98, Sacramento, Calif.F - Jason Yeisley, Jr., Penn State, Management, 3.55, Allentown, Pa.

College Division First Team
K - Derek Christiansen, Sr., Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Chem.& Ex. Physiology, 3.69, Cedarburg, Wis.K - Tim Melia, Sr., Lynn, Criminal Justice, 3.45, Great River, N.Y.D - Matthew Brumfield, Sr., Loras, Accounting, 3.37, Davenport, IowaD - Elvin Perez, Sr., Dominican, Business, 3.65, Chicago, Ill.D - Matthew Hemphill, Sr., Washington (Mo.), Bio-Medical Engineering, 3.81, Los Alamos, N.M.D - Nathan Elwood, Sr., Williams, Biology, 3.83, Andover, N.J.M - Edison Bilbao, Jr. , New Jersey City Univ., Business Administration, 3.31, Carteret, N.J.M - Elie Zenner, Sr., Washington (Mo.), History, 3.71, Evanston, Ill.M - Isaac Lee, Jr. , North Park, Exercise Science, 3.34, Seoul, South KoreaM - Christopher Rowe, Jr. , Manchester, Pre-Medicine, 3.33, Belleview, Mich.F - David Seefedlt, Sr., Benedictine, Biology, 3.75, Louisburg, Kan.F - Harry Abraham, Sr., UC-Santa Cruz, Business Mgmt/Econ, 3.39, Encino, Calif.

College Division Second Team
K - Jamison Dague, Sr., Ohio Wesleyan, Politics & Government , 3.98, Bexley, OhioK - David Steinberg, Sr., Trinity (Texas), Mathematics, 3.68, Potsdam, N.Y.D - Peter Grassman, Sr., Carleton, History, 3.40, Evanston, Ill.D - Alex Minten, Sr., Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Biology, 3.52, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.D - Isaac Laubach, Jr. , Susquehanna, Business-Finance, 3.80, Millville, Pa.D - Jack Underwood, Sr., Gustavus Adolphus, Political Science, 3.96, Fergus Falls, Minn.D - Drew Taylor, Sr., Aurora, History, 4.00, Aurora, Ill.D - Lee Porter, Jr. , Lynn, Psychology, 3.70, Taunton, EnglandD - Chris Nitta, Sr., U.S. Merchant Marine Acad., Systems Engineering, 3.80, Scottsdale, Ariz.M - Jonathan Bilbao, Jr. , New Jersey City Univ., Business Administration, 3.60, Carteret, N.J.M - Skye Henderson, Sr., Whitworth, Business Management, 3.72, Spokane, Wash.