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Coleman and Sebastian Named Jonathan & Judy Hoff Scholar-Athletes of the Week

Two Golden Bear football players honored each week.
By Cal Athletics on Thu, October 24, 2013

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BERKELEY – Freshman cornerback Caleb Coleman and junior safety Avery Sebastian have been named the Jonathan & Judy Hoff Football Scholar-Athletes of the Week head coach Sonny Dykes announced Thursday.

“I am honored to receive recognition of my hard work in the classroom,” Coleman said. “It can be difficult navigating the academic rigor of Berkeley, but with persistence along with the help of the academic support team I feel I have been put in a position to succeed.”

“I am truly honored to be recognized as the student-athlete of the week,” Sebastian said. “I am thankful for all of the opportunities this university has provided me with to help improve my academic performance. I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and support staff for giving me the necessary help and resources to succeed.”

Each week two Cal football 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.

September 18 – James Langford, Sione Sina
September 25 – Michael Lowe, Freddie Tagaloa
October 2 – Cormac Craigie, Daniel Lasco
October 10 – Jack Austin, Bradley Northnagel
October 17 – Mitchel Bartolo, Hardy Nickerson
October 24 – Caleb Coleman, Avery Sebastian

*Cal is next in action against Washington in a Pac-12 game at Husky Stadium this Saturday, Oct. 26 (8 p.m. PT, FOX Sports 1).

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*In addition to the contest against Arizona, the Bears have their final home game of the season in the Joe Roth Memorial Game against USC on Saturday, Nov. 9. In addition to the Washington contest, Cal has remaining conference games on the road at Colorado (Nov. 16) and Stanford (Nov. 23). All 2013 Cal football games will be televised with currently unannounced telecast information and kickoff times to be announced either 12 or six days in advance of each game.

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