Emily Friedman Named First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic

May 25, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior second baseman Emily Friedman, an integrative biology and psychology major with a 3.6 GPA, has been named to the first-team Pac-10 All-Academic squad, the conference announced Thursday. In addition, junior Jeana Gevas has been named to the honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic unit. Friedman was selected to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team earlier this season. It is the first conference All-Academic honor for both Friedman and Gevas.

Friedman, a native of Berkeley, Calif., transferred from Wisconsin before the 2005 season and has been a significant contributor during both the 2005 and 2006 campaigns. This year, Friedman has served as Cal's everyday second baseman. Friedman, who earned a Golden Bear Award for having the highest GPA on the softball team, is fifth for the Bears in batting average (.312).

Gevas has appeared in 18 games this season, including five starts. She has seen time primarily as a designated hitter and a pinch hitter. Gevas has eight hits, one run and five RBI.

First TeamBridgette Caron, Arizona State SR 3.61 DanceAndrea Duran, UCLA SR 3.51 SociologyEmily Friedman, California SR 3.60 Integrative BiologyNatalie Johnson, Oregon State JR 3.74 PsychologyAmy Klever, Oregon State SR 3.78 Liberal StudiesHeidi Knabe, Arizona State JR 3.69 KinesiologyKristi Leiter, Oregon JR 3.63 AccountingJenn McCard, Arizona State SR 3.77 Elementary EducationDesiree Serrano, Arizona State SR 3.67 SociologyMichelle Smith, Arizona State JR 3.59 Kinesiology

Second TeamLisa Allen, Oregon State SR 3.32 Exercise and Sport SciencesDani Baird, Oregon SR 3.54 Political ScienceSuzi Barnes, Oregon JR 3.44 Educational StudiesAutumn Champion, Arizona SR 3.41 Elementary EducationAshley Herrera, UCLA JR 3.36 Political Science/HistoryIngrid Lochelt, Oregon State SR 3.38 Human Development and Family SciencesTa'Tyana McElroy, Oregon State JR 3.35 Business AdministrationCatalina Morris, Stanford SR 3.21 Political ScienceCaitlin Noble, Washington SO 3.38 HistoryJackie Rinehart, Stanford JR 3.32 Psychology

Honorable MentionTricia Aggabao, STAN; Rhiannon Baca, ASU; Anna Beardman, STAN; Jeanna Gail, ORE; Sherina Galvan, OSU; Jeana Gevas, CAL; Amy Harris, ORE; Kayleen Hudson, ORE; Dominique Lastrapes, WASH; BeckyMcCullough, STAN;

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