Dec. 2, 2009
BERKELEY - Nine Cal student-athletes were honored on the Pac-10 All-Academic Football Team announced Tuesday by the conference. Junior offensive lineman Mark Boskovich, sophomore wide receiver Alex Lagemann and junior linebacker Mike Mohamed were first-team selections. Boskovich and Mohamed were repeat first-team choices from a year ago. Both were also named to the 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 First-Team in November.
Boskovich's 3.73 cumulative GPA as a Political Science major was the fourth-highest on this year's conference all-academic squad. Mohamed, the Pac-10's leading tackler with 100 stops through the first 11 games this season, is a Business Administration major with a 3.43 GPA. Lagemann has a 3.68 GPA and is a Media Studies major.
Sophomore defensive lineman Ernest Owusu (3.12 GPA, Undeclared), redshirt freshman offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin (3.36 GPA, Political Science) and sophomore placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio (3.57 GPA, Undeclared) were second-team choices. Senior tight end Skylar Curran (3.00 GPA, American Studies), junior offensive lineman Chris Guarnero (3.03 GPA, American Studies) and sophomore offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz (3.10 GPA, Undeclared) received honorable mention recognition.
"I'm really pleased that the hard work pays off," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "We spend a lot of time and a lot of focus on academics, and it's nice to see these guys are being recognized."
To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must be in his second year of enrollment at their school, have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter of significant substitute.
Cal (8-3, 5-3 Pac-10, No. 19 BCS/No. 19 AP/No. 22) travels to Washington (4-7, 3-5 Pac-10) for the final game of the 2009 regular season for both teams on Saturday, Dec. 5 (3:30 p.m. PT). The contest will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet California and Fox SportsNet Northwest.
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