Matthew Stagg '14, LB, Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team

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Pac-12 Recognizes Eight For Academic Success

Senior LB Matthew Stagg was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team, leading a group of eight Wildcats to earn conference academic honors.

By: Arizona Athletics


Pac-12 All-Academic Teams

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona football team had eight student-athletes recognized on the Pac-12 All-Academic teams released on Wednesday.

Linebacker and special teams standout Matthew Stagg was named a first team selection, while offensive lineman Christian Boettcher and defensive back Malcolm Holland garnered second team accolades.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and appear in at 50 percent of their team's games.

Stagg, twice named a weekly team captain this year as a redshirt senior, boasts a 3.92 GPA as a Molecular and Cellular Biology major. The native of Kathleen, Ga., played in Arizona's final 11 games as a special teams starter and backup at linebacker. He was credited for two tackles on the season.

Boettcher, a seven-game starter at offensive guard during his redshirt sophomore season, carries a 3.43 GPA as a Biochemistry major. A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., Boettcher was a valuable component of the Arizona offensive that led the Pac-12 with 235.0 rushing yards per game.

Holland, a participant in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, maintains a 3.53 GPA as an Economics major. The Chandler, Ariz., native collected eight tackles on the season, including a team-leading six stops on kickoff returns.

The trio of first and second team honorees were joined by offensive lineman Cody Creason, linebacker Jake Matthews, receiver Abraham Mendivil, linebacker Carrington Vaughn and offensive lineman Levi Walton as honorable mention selections.