WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon State men’s basketball student-athlete Angus Brandt received Pac-12 All-Academic honors for a record-tying fourth consecutive year, and Olaf Schaftenaar earned All-Academic recognition for the first time, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Wednesday.
Brandt, who has a 3.19 GPA in Exercise and Sport Science, was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team. He was selected to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team in 2011 and earned Honorable Mention honors in 2012 and 2013.
According to the Pac-12 office, Brandt is just the second student-athlete to earn All-Academic recognition four times since it began in 1985-86. He joins Jon Mitchell of Oregon (1992-95) as the only other four-time selection.
To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor. The Pac-12 All Academic regulations define a “starter or significant substitute” as having participated in 50 percent of a team’s scheduled contests, except in unusual circumstances, such as injury.
Freshmen aren’t eligible for Pac-12 All-Academic honors so the only way to receive recognition four times is to be granted a medical hardship and receive a fifth year of eligibility. Brandt played only four games last season when he tore his ACL but still received Honorable Mention recognition.
Brandt, a native of Sydney, Australia, played in 30 games this past season and averaged 12.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures in 16 of the final 18 games and scored 20-plus points four times. He finished his Oregon State career with 918 points and 374 rebounds in 125 games.
Schaftenaar, a sophomore from Utrecht, Netherlands, has a 3.07 GPA in University Exploratory Studies. He played in 30 games this past season and averaged 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game
Oregon State men’s basketball players have now earned conference All-Academic honors 24 times. It’s the 11th consecutive year a Beavers’ student-athlete has received Pac-12 Men’s Basketball All-Academic recognition. Lamar Hurd and Roeland Schaftenaar each received All-Academic honors three times.