May 26, 2004
Sophomore pitcher Scott Botterman (Grapevine, TX/Grapevine HS) and sophomore catcher Chris Denove (Agoura Hills, CA/Agoura HS) were both named to Pac-10 All-Academic teams, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Botterman was named to the first team with a 3.55 GPA in Business Economics. A right-hander reliever, Botterman has appeared in 16 games for the Bruins this season. He has posted a 1-0 record and a save in 25 innings of work.
Denove picked up his second straight conference academic honor with an Honorable Mention award this season. Last season, he was named to the second team.
Denove has started 51 games behind the plate for UCLA this season. He is hitting .275 with seven home runs and a team-high 40 RBI. Also solid defensively, he has allowed only 37 stolen bases on 72 attempts this year.