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14 Golden Bears Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/05/2013

June 5, 2013

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BERKELEY - Fourteen Golden Bears were named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Women's Rowing squads, the most since 2009. Senior Maggie Simpson was selected to the first team for the second-straight season while Camilla Gardiner earned her first selection to the first team.

The 14 all-academic honorees were the most since 2009 when 22 Golden Bears were recognized by the conference. To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average.

Simpson, who majored in English, earned all-academic honors for the third-straight year. She is a three-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athlete, garnering her third honor by the CRCA last week. Gardiner is a first-time All-Academic selection and was honored as a first-team pick. Gardiner had the highest GPA on the women's crew team over the 2012-13 season.

Six Golden Bears earned second-team all-academic honors, including Lynn Anderson, Moraya Cleary, Stephanie Ding, Rachel Ersted, Vanessa Gerber and Darinka Lipovac. Anderson, who was also named a CRCA National Scholar Athlete last week, received conference all-academic laurels for the third-straight year. Ding and Ersted were recognized for the second-straight year, while Gerber and Lipovac were first-time academic honorees.

Christine Bernatz, Ellie Byrd, Stephanie Kraemer, Kyndal Mancho, Lindsay Meltz and Maddie Wolf were each honorable mention selections. Mancho collected her third conference all-academic recognition.

Cal's varsity eight captured an NCAA title to guide the Golden Bears to a second-place finish as a team in the NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. this past Sunday.

First Team
Camilla Gardiner
Maggie Simpson

Second Team
Lynn Anderson
Moraya Cleary
Stephanie Ding
Rachel Ersted
Vanessa Gerber
Darinka Lipovac

Honorable Mention
Christine Bernatz
Ellie Byrd
Stephanie Kraemer
Kyndal Mancho
Lindsay Meltz
Maddie Wolf

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