Feb. 20, 2002
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - For the second-straight year, Santa Clara University senior forward Justin Holbrook was named to the West Coast Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Team for his achievements on and off the court, league officials announced today.
Holbrook, a native of Cottage Grove, Ore., possesses a 3.36 grade point average in his communications major. He is the team's third-leading scorer with an average of 8.6 points per game, including a 10.3 average in conference contests.
A member of the Student Athlete Leadership Committee, Holbrook has played in 23 games this season and started 10. He is seventh on the school's career list for three-point field goals made (95) and attempted (254).
"Justin is a prime example of a successful 'student-athlete'," said SCU Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick. "He is a good student who works hard in the classroom and he is a very integral part of our men's basketball team. We are certainly proud of the fact that athletics is a vital component of the university's mission to develop the whole person."
To be considered for the award, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to his team. This past summer in the lastest NCAA Graduation Rate Report of student-athletes, the WCC ranked fifth in overall student-athlete graduation rate. The league boasts a 69.5 percent student-athlete graduation rate, which is the highest of any Division I conference west of the Mississippi.
2002 Men's Basketball Al-Academic Team
Kyle Bankhead, Gonzaga, 3.20, Sports Management
Jason Blair, San Diego, 3.48, Business
Matt Delzell, San Diego, 3.48, Business
Dan Dickau, Gonzaga, 3.40, Broadcast Studies
Justin Holbrook, Santa Clara, 3.36, Communications
Cedric Suitt, Pepperdine, 3.33, M.A. in Communications