Three Cougars Selected to 2001 Verizon Academic All-America Team

Three BYU athletes, John Hedengren, Melanie Steere, and Justin Wilcock, were selected to the 2000/2001 Verizon Academic All-America Fall/Winter Team for their successes both in the classroom and in their sports.

John Hedengren was named to the Academic All-America First Team as a member of the men's cross country team. This is the second time Hedengrenhas been a member of the Verizon Academic All-America Fall/Winter Team. Hedengren was also selected to the 1999/2000 Verizon Academic All-America Third Team. Hedengren is a junior from Richland, Wash. majoring in Chemical Engineering with a 3.96 GPA.

Joining Hedengren for the first time as a Verizon Academic All-American is Justin Wilcock, a member of the men's swimming team. Wilcock was selected to the Verizon Academic All-America Second Team. Wilcock is a sophomore from Richfield, Utah majoring in Horticulture with a 3.74 GPA.

Also selected to the Verizon Academic All-America Second Team was Melanie Steere. Steere is a member of the women's cross country team which finished second in the 2000 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships. For Steere this was her first selection to the Verizon Academic All-America Team. Steere is a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah majoring in Dietetics with a 3.91 GPA.