Five Caltech student-athletes were named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2010 Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team, as announced today. To qualify, a player must have a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher, be in second year varsity status, and have appeared in one game during the current season.
The Caltech honorees include: seniors ZeNan Chang, Christian Clanton, and Ruslan Kurdyumov; junior Ryan Elmquist; and sophomore Wilson Ho.
Chang (Santa Monica, CA), a biology major, will be attending medical school in the fall. Clanton (Bethany, OK) -- an applied physics major, four-year player, and one-year captain -- intends to attend graduate school the following year after gaining experience working on Caltech’s campus. Kurdyumov (Sacramento, CA) is a double major in mechanical engineering and business economics management with plans to eventually head to graduate school.
Elmquist (Woodbury, MN), a team captain who averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks this season, is a computer science major who will be working at Apple this summer. He set the program record for blocks in a season this year with 50 and received the Caltech Vesper Trophy for the second consecutive campaign.
Ho (Oak Park, IL), a chemistry major, is the youngest on the All-Academic Team and plans to continue his research in protein chemistry at the University of Chicago this summer.
All of the SCIAC teams were represented on the 2010 All-Academic Team. For the complete list, follow the link to the official release here.