Nov. 27, 2000
Berkeley, CA - Four California football players were named last week to the Pac-10 All-Academic. It is the highest total the Bears have landed on the academic team in over a decade.
Landing first team honors were tailback Joe Igber, who carries a 3.27 GPA and plans to major in civil engineering, defensive tackle Daniel Nwangwu with a 3.30 GPA, linebacker Scott Fujita with a 3.40 GPA in Biology and free safety David Watts with a 3.24 GPA in American Studies.
Cal also had 12 other players earn Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic honors. Those picking up honorable mention honors were center Nolan Bluntzer, quarterback Kyle Boller, punter Tyler Fredrickson, punter Nick Harris, safety Juan Jimenez, linebacker John Klotsche, wide receiver James Smith, linebacker Jason Smith, fullback Ryan Stanger, tight end Tom Swoboada, safety Bert Watts and wide receiver Brian White.
To qualify for any Pac-10 Academic honors, players must be carrying a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.