"After taking my official visit, I learned about their sports marketing program, and they jumped to the top of my list," said five-star football recruit Anthony Wallace, explaining his decision to join the Ducks next year. The Lundquist College of Business's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, to which Wallace referred, is just one example of the melding of academics and athletics at the University of Oregon. Several current business majors were also recently recognized for academic prowess across sports ranging for football to soccer and volleyball, helping set a UO record for most Pac-10 All-Academic Honors in a season. More.
Among the UO student-athletes recognized this fall for scholarly achievement were tight end David Paulson, a business major with a 3.66 GPA, placing him on the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team. Outside linebacker Ramsen Golpashin earned a spot on the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team, with a 3.55 GPA in business administration.
Jen Stoltenberg, a senior forward on the UO women's soccer team, likewise earned Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team honors with a GPA of 3.49 in business. And Katherine Fischer, a pre-business major on the UO women's volleyball team, gained the top spot on the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team with a GPA of 4.00. She was also honored nationally as an ESPN Academic All-American.
Several track and field and cross country student-athletes majoring in business were also honored last spring and summer with academic honors.
The Lundquist College of Business congratulates the exceptional achievements of these student athletes on an off the field.