Cal Men Dominate Pac-10 All-Academic Basketball Team

April 11, 2001

BERKELEY - Cal dominated the Pac-10 All-Academic team released Wednesday with Golden Bears holding three of the five first team spots.

Senior guard Morgan Lingle and junior guards Ryan Forehan-Kelly and Dennis Gates all received first team recognition. In addition, sophomore guard Donte Smith was an honorable mention pick.

Lingle, who has a 3.62 GPA, will graduate this May with his bachelor's degree in economics, while Forehan-Kelly has a 3.02 GPA as an American studies major. Though only a junior, Gates will graduate later this spring in sociology with a 3.08 GPA. He will compete next season as a graduate student in education. Smith has a 3.35 GPA as an undeclared major.

Dave Butler, in both 1986 and '87, is the only other Cal player ever to receive first team academic status from the Pac-10.

The 2001 All-Academic selections come on the heels of the Cal football team receiving 16 nods, including four first-teamers, also the most of any school in the Pac-10.

Pac-10 All-Academic Men's Basketball TeamFirst TeamEugene Edgerson, Arizona        Gr  3.80  Teaching and Teaching EducationRyan Forehan-Kelly, Cal	        Jr  3.02  American studiesDennis Gates, Cal	        Jr  3.08  SociologyMorgan Lingle, Cal	        Sr  3.62  EconomicsShawn Redhage, Arizona State	So  3.28  Construction Sciences

Honorable MentionDavid Adams, WSU So 3.00 UndeclaredBen Lindquist, Oregon Jr 3.05 Business AdministrationDonte Smith, Cal So 3.35 Undeclared

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