March 31, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UC Davis sophomore Rory McBryde was named to the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Wrestling All-Academic First Team, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be a starter or significant contributer for their respective program.
McBryde currently holds a 3.71 GPA and is majoring in philosophy. Most recently, McBryde was one of four UC Davis student-athletes to receive the Alfred J. Hoefer Memorial Scholarship for his outstanding work in the classrom.
The Eagle River, Alaska native finished the 2009-10 wrestling campaign with an 11-17 overall record and a 4-12 mark in Pac-10 competition at 184 pounds. He posted three pins and faced three wrestlers who were ranked in the top-20 nationally, including Boise State's Kirk Smith who was No. 1 at the time of competition.
2010 Pac-10 All-Academic Wrestling Teams
|Nick Amuchastegui, STAN||R-So.||3.94||Mechanical Engineering|
|Alan Bartelli, BSU||Jr.||3.44||Biology|
|Chris Drouin, ASU||Jr.||3.36||Justice Studies|
|Adam Hall, BSU||Jr.||3.43||Health Studies|
|Tyler Iwamura, CSUB||R-Fr.||3.54||Physical Education & Kinesiology |
|Jake Johnson, STAN||Sr.||3.44||Management Science & Engineering|
|Rory McBryde, UCD||So.||3.71||Philosophy|
|Elijah Nacita, CSU||Jr.||3.28||Business Administration|
|Riley Orozco, CSU||Jr.||3.06||Criminal Justice|
|Tyler Parker, STAN||R-Sr.||3.76||Management Science & Engineering|
|Joey Granata, CSUB||Jr.||3.03||History|
|Kyler Hasson, STAN||R-Fr.||3.26||Undeclared|
|Michael Hawkins, ASU||R-Fr.||3.19||Exploratory|
|Mike Kent, STAN||R-Fr.||3.26||Undeclared|
|Kelly Kubec, OSU||So.||3.03||Business|
|Mike Larson, CSUB||R-Fr.||3.02||Physical Education & Kinesiology|
|Eric Maldonado, CP||Sr.||3.04||Business|
|Kirk Smith, BSU||Jr.||3.01||Exercise Science|
|Michael Swigart, ASU||So.||3.13||Landscape Architecture|
|Vicente Varela, ASU||So.||3.08||Justice Studies|