Two Cougars Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

EUGENE -- Two BYU men's volleyball players were named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men's At-Large teams, Jonathan Alleman and Fernando Pessoa.

The two teams represent 20 student-athletes from 14 different schools. Another interesting trend of the 2004 teams is that for the first time, 10 student-athletes -- or half of the selections -- hail from outside the United States.

The at-large team encompasses the sports of golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, fencing, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis volleyball, water polo and wrestling, and was voted on by CoSIDA members from within the District VIII states. These include Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and the province of British Columbia. The all-district first team selections advance to the national ballot, which will be released June 15.

2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men's At-Large First Team

Jonathan Alleman (volleyball) Brigham Young Sr. Yorba Linda, Calif. 3.50 Accounting

*Attila Banhidy (water polo) California Sr. Eger, Hungary 3.50 Business

Kurt Boehm (swimming) Hawaii Sr. Erlangen, Germany 3.87 Mechanical Engineering

Scott Carlyle (golf) California Sr. El Dorado Hills, Calif. 3.95 Civil Engineering

Tobias Clemens (tennis) UCLA Sr. Bonn, Germany 3.32 Business Engineering

Felix Hardt (tennis) San Diego St. Sr. Allensbach, Germany 3.87 International Business

Charles Morton (rifle) Nevada Sr. Reno, Nev. 3.76 Mechanical Engineering

* Jed Pennell (wrestling) Oregon State Sr. Cave Junction, Ore. 3.80 Exercise & Sport Science

Ben Thornhill (skiing) Utah So. Whistler, B.C. 3.57 Business

Kyle Weichert (volleyball) UC Irvine Sr. San Diego, Calif. 3.66 Urban & Regional Planning

* Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII first team selection

Second Team

Cheyne Bloch (swimming) Hawaii Sr. Wailuku, Hawaii 3.36 General Business

Sean Deacon (golf) Oregon State Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz. 3.66 Business Administration

Zachary Ferguson (swimming) Arizona Sr. Knoxville, Iowa 3.93 Psychology

Tyler Hildebrand (volleyball) Long Beach St. So. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.43 Undeclared

Byron Jeffers (swimming) Arizona Jr. Durban, South Africa 3.78 Accouting

Fernando Pessoa (volleyball) Brigham Young Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3.46 Exercise Science

Adam Schrader (volleyball) UCLA Sr. Solana Beach, Calif. 3.39 Economics

Arnar Sigurdsson (tennis) Pacific Jr. Kopavogur, Iceland 3.51 Pre-Medicine

Alex Vlaski (tennis) Washington Jr. Belgrade, Yugoslavia 3.45 Business Administration

Nathan Wack (volleyball) UC Santa Barbara Jr. Salem, Wis. 3.86 Financial Mathematics