Four Cal Players Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Baseball Team
May 31, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - The University of California baseball program had four players - Brett Munster, Michael Capbarat, Taylor Grigsby and Charlie Cutler - selected to the 2007 Pac-10 All-Academic Team, it was announced today by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen. To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
The Golden Bears' first-team Pac-10 All-Academic picks include senior third baseman Munster (3.48 GPA in business administration) and sophomore outfielder Capbarat (3.61 GPA in English). Cal's second-team All-Academic honoree is junior outfielder Grigsby (3.32 GPA in political science), while sophomore catcher Cutler was on the Pac-10 honorable mention All-Academic list.
Munster had the best season of his college career this spring, batting .327 with 12 doubles, a triple, a home run and 22 RBI. He had 27 starts at shortstop and 17 at third base, and notched a career-high eight-game hitting streak from May 5 through May 26. On May 14, Munster was also named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine's District 8 All-Academic Baseball First Team.
Capbarat had a .218 average for the Bears this spring with a triple, two home runs and 14 RBI. He had eight starts in center field and three in left field, hitting his first collegiate homer - a three-run shot - at Louisville on Mar. 10. Grigsby, who also second-team Pac-10 All-Academic in 2006, batted .295 with a double, a home run and six RBI, starting 15 games in center field and one game each in left and right field. He hit his first collegiate home run Mar. 17 versus Rhode Island and went a career-high 3-for-5 with an RBI at UCLA on May 6.
Starting 47 of the team's 55 games behind the plate, Cutler ended the season on a career-high 10-game hitting streak from May 4 (17-for-39, .436, double, six RBI). He batted .310 overall, and .346 versus Pac-10 opponents, with seven doubles, two home runs and 27 RBI. Cutler also had an impressive .321 average (18-for-56) with runners in scoring position.
Cal finished the 2007 campaign 29-26 overall and 12-12 in the Pac-10 - good for fourth place in the conference standings.