Nine Beavers were selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic team, two were selected as first team All-Conference players, and eight were selected as second team All-Conference players.
Junior cornerback Keenan Lewis was the only Beaver selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team. He holds over a 3.00 cumulative GPA in exercise and sport science. This is the second year Keenan has been a first-team nominee.
Second team All American nominees include sophomore Taylor Kavanaugh and juniors Austin Hall, Pernnell Booth and Andy Levitre. Kavanaugh carries a 3.16 GPA in Construction Engineering, Levitre holds a 3.25 in Sociology, Booth holds a 3.13, also in Sociology, and Austin Hall holds a 3.01 in business.
Senior Kyle DeVan, junior Adam Speer and sophomores Howard Croom and Gabe Miller were selected as honorable mentions.
On offense, Offensive Lineman Roy Schuening received first team honors. Other first-team linemen include Alex Mack of California, Max Unger of Oregon, Chilo Rachel of USC, Sam Baker of USC, and Mike Pollack of Arizona State.
On defense, Dorian Smith received first team honors. Other defensive lineman to receive these honors include Sedrick Ellis from USC, Lawrence Jackson from Oregon, and Nick Reed from Oregon.
Second team offensive players from Oregon State include running back Yvenson Bernard. He is second only to Oregon's Jonathan Stewart and Cal's Justin Forsett. Louis Rankin joins Bernard on the second team list. Offensive Lineman Andy Levitre also received second team honors.
Our entire linebacker corps received second team honors, along with lineman Jeff Van Orsow and defensive back Brandon Hughes. LaRocque, Darlin, and Doggett are the linebackers. Having all three linebackers on first or second team is something that doesn't happen very often-- I'll take three second team linebackers any day of the week. Alexis Serna was nominated second team place kicker.
Honerable mentions include safety Al Afalava, defensive tackle Curtis Coker, center Kyle DeVan, safety Daniel Drayton, cornerback Gerard Lawson, and defensive tackle Gerard Lee.
The overall Pac-10 awards went as follows: Dennis Dixon as unanimous offensive player of the year, Sedrick Ellis (NT, USC) as Pat Tillman defensive player of the year, Washington quarterback Jack Locker as freshman player of the year, and good ol' Dennis Erickson as Coach of the Year.