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Lowe and Tagaloa Named Scholar-Athletes of the Week

Each week two players earn honor
By Cal Athletics on Wed, September 25, 2013

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Junior safety Michael Lowe and sophomore offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa have been named Cal football’s Scholar-Athletes of the Week head coach Sonny Dykes announced Wednesday.

“I appreciate being honored as the scholar-athlete of the week,” Lowe said. “Being acknowledged for my hard work is very pleasing. As an older player it’s important to lead by example on and off the field. My next goal is scholar-athlete of the month.”

“It’s great to get an honor like this from a football program at one of the top universities,” Tagaloa said. “I know that I’m doing well on the field and off the field. All the guys keep calling me scholar.”

Each week two players earn the honor that recognizes student-athletes for an academic skill that has developed through practice, a study habit that has formed into an effective routine, a positive measured outcome that has been achieved through a course assignment or exam, and/or a leadership trait that has been portrayed through academics.

The program kicked off the previous week with junior defensive lineman Sione Sina and junior placekicker James Langford the first student-athletes recognized.


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