WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Second-time first-team selections Chris Adcock (Jr., OL) and Mark Brazinski (Sr., OL) highlight 11 Cal student-athletes on the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Football All-Academic teams announced Tuesday by Commissioner Larry Scott. Adcock was selected for the second consecutive season while Brazinski was previously chosen in 2011.
Ted Agu (Jr., DL), Christian Okafor (Fr., OL) and Hardy Nickerson (Fr., LB) were second-team picks to give Cal five players on the first or second team to rank tied for third among the conference’s 12 schools.
Honorable mention recognition was received by Todd Barr (So., DL), Alejandro Crosthwaite (Jr., OL), Vincenzo D’Amato (Sr., PK), Cedric Dozier (Fr., CB), Cole Leininger (So., P) and Bryce Treggs (So., WR).
Barr received honorable mention recognition for the second straight season while all others besides Adcock and Brazinski were honored for the first time in their career.
“I am extremely proud of this group of student-athletes for their outstanding work in the classroom,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “It is vitally important that the student-athletes in our football program display a strong commitment to academics and it is pleasing that they are being recognized by the Pac-12 for their effort.”
Brazinski posted a 3.58 undergraduate GPA while earning two bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Media Studies at Cal in May of 2012. He has been pursuing a master’s degree in Information Management Systems since August of 2012 and also has a 3.58 graduate school GPA. Adcock is a business administration major with a 3.54 cumulative GPA.
Second-team selections Nickerson (3.36, Undeclared), Okafor (3.35, Undeclared) and Agu (3.28, Public Health) all have cumulative GPA’s of 3.28 or higher.
Honorable mention picks Leininger (3.26, Undeclared), Barr (3.06, Legal Studies), Dozier (3.06, Undeclared), Crosthwaite (3.04, American Studies), D’Amato (3.04) and Treggs (3.02, Undeclared) all met the all-academic team’s minimum eligibility requirements of having a 3.0 overall grade-point average and being either a starter or significant contributor.