May 28, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Four UC Santa Barbara men's volleyball players have been recognized for their efforts off the floor by being named Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Included on the list are Ben Brockman, Max Klineman, Andy McGuire, and Jake Rosener.
Brockman, a senior libero, had a 3.24 GPA as a physics major. The San Diego native played in 25 of 27 matches and averaged 1.70 digs per game, third on the team.
A junior setter, Klineman holds a 3.13 GPA as a history major with a minor in education. From Manhattan Beach, Calif., Klineman split time at setter with Vince DeVany, racking up a team-best 676 assists.
McGuire boasts the highest GPA of the four, a 3.50 in communications. The redshirt freshman saw action in 72 of 98 games as a libero and led the Gauchos with an average of 1.97 digs per game. McGuire also hails from Manhattan Beach.
A biology major, Rosener posted a 3.22 grade point average. The sophomore outside hitter played in 22 matches and 45 games and established most of his career-highs in 2008. Rosener is from Cupertino, Calif.
Brockman and Klineman were Academic All-MPSF selections in 2007 as well.
To be considered for the honor, a student-athlete must possess a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average, must be at least a sophomore academically, and must have competed in at least 50% of the team's games.
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