Nov. 18, 2009
BERKELEY - California junior forward Andrew Wiedeman claimed a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA announced on Wednesday. The social welfare major earned the spot on the University Division's second team with a 3.45 grade-point average.
To be eligible for the national team, a student athlete had to have been selected to his District's first team, as Wiedeman was. Initial nomination criteria at the District level includes being a varsity starter or key reserve, maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, reaching sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by their sports information director.
Wiedeman, who was named to the All-Pac-10 first team on Nov. 17, was Cal's leading scorer in 2009. He paced the Bears in points (26), goals (11) and game-winning goals (5) after starting all 18 games. The San Ramon, Calif., product also tied for second on the team with four assists. Wiedeman was named to three important preseason award lists - the Watch List for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy and the preseason All-America teams for Soccer America. and College Soccer News.