Arizona sophomore tight end Bryce Wolma, right, earned a spot on the Pac-12 All-Academic first team thanks to a 4.00 GPA.

Four Arizona Wildcats made the Pac-12 All-Academic teams, including two first-team selections.

The first-team honorees were tight end Bryce Wolma and kicker Josh Pollack. Wolma, a sophomore, has a 4.00 GPA as a pre-business major. Pollack, a fifth-year senior, has 3.67 GPA in accounting.

Wolma caught five passes for 69 yards and helped Arizona rank atop the Pac-12 in rushing for the second straight year. Pollack made 13 of 16 field-goal attempts and 17 of 18 extra-point tries.

Quarterback Rhett Rodriguez and safety Chacho Ulloa made the second team. Rodriguez, a sophomore, has a 4.00 GPA as a pre-business major. Ulloa, a junior, has a 3.43 GPA in accounting.

Three other Wildcats earned honorable-mention recognition: junior offensive lineman Cody Creason (3.55 GPA), senior punter/holder Jake Glatting (3.55) and sophomore tight end Jamie Nunley (3.29).

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and appear in at least 50 percent of his team’s games.

The Pac-12 will announce its all-conference teams and postseason awards Tuesday.

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Michael is an award-winning journalist who has been covering sports professionally since the early '90s. He started at the Star in 2015 after spending 15 years at The Orange County Register. Michael is a graduate of Northwestern University.