Seniors Adrian Barnes and Scott Kintz earn University Awards

May 7, 2001

The men's tennis banquet concluded this past Saturday with two seniors earning prestigious University awards. Senior Scott Kintz was awarded the Jake Gimbel Prize, one of two athletic awards given by the University which will be announced at the 2001 Commencement ceremony, May 12. Since March of 1930, the Jake Gimel Prize has been awarded to the student-athlete that best exemplifies a strong balance of athletic and academic pursuits. The award is given to the graduating senior that demonstrates sportsmanship, leadership and a commitment to the Cal spirit. The Jake Gimbel Prize honors the graduating student-athlete that best embodies the Golden Bear experience. The last Cal men's tennis player to receive the award was Kian Raiszadeh, who earned the award in 1998.

Along with Kintz, senior Adrian Barnes took home the coveted Newfeld Scholar Athlete Award, as Barnes holds the highest GPA with a 3.84. This award is given to the graduating varsity male athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average. The native from Cambridge, England, Barnes will be graduating in 2001 with a degree in Rhetoric.

Of all varsity sports, the Cal men tallied the highest team GPA this year with an average of 3.43, earning them the Golden Bear Achievement Award. Since men and women combined programs to compete for this award in 1992, this has been the highest recorded team grade-point-average.

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