March 27, 2013
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California sophomore forward David Kravish was named to the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Team, the league announced.
Kravish was an honorable mention selection by the league, which recognized 13 individuals overall.
The sophomore is currently taking prerequisite courses as he works toward a major in integrative biology. He started all 33 games and averaged 7.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in his second season in Berkeley. Kravish ranks among the conference leaders in both rebounds and blocks. His 56 blocks this year tied for second-most in a season in school history. Kravish's 97 career blocks through his first two seasons rank sixth in school history.
To be eligible for selection to the Pac-12 academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor. The Pac-12 All-Academic regulations define a "starter or significant contributor" as having participated in 50 percent of a team's scheduled contests, except in unusual circumstances, such as injury.
Kravish and the Golden Bears completed the season with a 21-12 overall record and a second-place finish in the Pac-12 regular-season standings with a 12-6 mark in league play. Cal earned its third NCAA Tournament selection in the past four seasons, advancing to the round of 32 where they were eliminated by No. 4 seed and nationally-ranked Syracuse, 66-60.