This week, senior middle blocker Stephanie Browne and junior forward Dersu Abolfathi were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII teams for women’s volleyball and men’s soccer, respectively.
One of the Pac-12’s top blockers, Browne graduated in June with a degree in political science and is currently working on a master’s degree in sociology. She has a 3.95 GPA and will appear on the ballot for 2011 Academic All-American honors after being selected to the All-District First Team last season as well as the Second Team as a sophomore in 2009. She has helped the Cardinal to two conference titles and a No. 3 ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll this year.
A symbolic systems major, Abolfathi carries a 3.75 GPA and was a member of the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team. This year he has scored three goals while starting all 17 games for Stanford — he is also ranked third on the squad in points.