April 16, 2003
Four members of the fourth-ranked California men's gymnastics team were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team, announced MPSF executive director, Al Beaird, Wednesday morning.
Sophomore Graham Ackerman (3.44 GPA, Political Science), junior David Eaton (3.34 GPA, Sociology), senior Aaron Floyd (3.26 GPA, Applied Mathematics) and senior Cody Moore (3.20 GPA, Physics and Math) received the honor.
A Seattle, Wash. native, Ackerman was the lone Golden Bear to receive All-America honors at last weekend's NCAA Championships, placing second on the floor with a score of 9.650. Now a two-time All-American, this is his first All-Academic honors.
A two-time All-American from Leicestershire, Great Britain, Eaton finished ninth at the NCAA vault finals with a score of 8.950. This is his second consecutive MPSF All-Academic honor.
This is Floyd's (Mt. Airy, Md.) and eight-time All-American Moore's (Scottsdale, AZ) second straight MPSF All-Academic honor.
The criteria for such a selection are 1) the student must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA, 2) the student-athlete must have completed one full academic year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is being received and must be at least a sophomore academically and 3) the student-athlete must have competed in fifty percent or more of the institution's competition in the student's respective sport.
Cal finished with a 7-1 regular season record, finishing second at the MPSF Championships and placing fourth in session one of the NCAA team qualifiers.