August 13, 2010
VaSID names Academic All-State team
Six Hokies honored on team

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - The Virginia Sports Information Directors Association announced today that 119 collegiate student-athletes were honored for their performances both in the classroom and in competition as the organization selected the 2009-10 VaSID Academic All-State Team.

Each member institution, including NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA, and independents, had the opportunity to submit six student-athletes to be honored. To be eligible, student-athletes were required to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. The student must have achieved sophomore status, and he or she could not have been in the first season of competition at their current school. All athletes are either starters or key reserves for their team.

Virginia Tech

Trey Stewart, Men’s Swimming, Jr., Luling, La.

Matej Muza, Men’s Track, Sr., Zagreb, Croatia

Ben Rowen, Baseball, Sr., Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.

Martha Blakely, Women’s Tennis, So., Reading, Pa.

Kelly Phillips, Women’s Track, RS Jr., Blacksburg, Va.

Kristi Castlin, Women’s Track, Sr., Douglasville, Ga.

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