FOREST GROVE - For the second time in a week, Warrenton's DeeDee Arnall has been to a second-team honor. This time, the Pacific University junior is being recognized as a Second Team Academic All-American.
Arnall was named Thursday to the second team of the 2004-05 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Basketball College Division Team.
The team recognizes outstanding performers on the basketball court and in the classroom at NCAA Division II and III and NAIA-member institutions.
The Northwest Conference's leading scorer, Arnall holds a 3.63 grade point average as an exercise science major.
"This is a huge honor for DeeDee and our program," said Pacific head coach Jeff Thompson. "DeeDee is such an outstanding athlete, but she does everything well off the floor as well. She is such a modest person, but she deserves every honor that she receives."
A two-sport athlete, Arnall is the two-time defending NWC champion in the women's javelin and was named an All-American in track and field after finishing third in the javelin at the 2004 NCAA Division III Championships.
The Academic All-America selection is the fourth major honor that Arnall has received this season. She was elected to the All-Northwest Conference Team earlier this week and was named to the Academic All-District VIII First Team in February, a precursor to the All-American honor. In January, Arnall was named as one of five female finalists for the Ad Rutschman Award, honoring the top small college athlete in Oregon.