Eight Cal Football Players Earn All-Academic Honors
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Release:  11/18/2005

Nov. 18, 2005

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Cal seniors Ryan Foltz and David Lonie have been named to the 2005 Pac-10 All-Academic football team, which was announced Friday. Overall, eight Bears received All-Academic recognition from the conference, with senior Tosh Lupoi and junior Byron Storer receiving second-team honors and four offensive linemen - redshirt freshman Alex Mack, senior Jonathan Murphy, junior Erik Robertson and junior Scott Smith - receiving honorable mention recognition.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Foltz, a starting linebacker for the Bears, is being honored with first-team recognition for the second consecutive year. In 2004, Foltz made the second team for All-Academic honors. The senior from Thousand Oaks, Calif., earned a B.S. in Business Administration in May and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Education. Foltz has also been selected for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America 2005 Football District team and will now be on the Academic All-America ballot.

Lonie, who is the Bears' punter, is pursuing a degree in American Studies.

Storer is a mass communications majors who plays primarily on special teams and is also a fullback for the Cal football team. Defensive lineman Tosh Lupoi earned a B.A. in American Studies and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Education.