Stephanie Cheng, Sophia Hocini earn First Team All-Academic Pac-10 Honors

March 29, 2009

BERKELEY -

Sophomore Stephanie Cheng and junior Sophia Hocini earned first team academic All-Pac-10 honors this season in a list of honors released by the Conference office. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be a starter or significant contributor. First and second team honors are awarded as well as a list of honorable mentions.

Sophomore Stephanie Cheng, with a 3.74 GPA as an undeclared major, was named to the first team.Her 3.44 GPA in interactive biology as well as her competitive successes this season earned her a spot on the first team. Cheng was tied for the Bears' best score on the floor exercise this season, earning a 9.850 during the Stanford meet.

Junior Sophia Hocini was also named to the first team. Hocini, a 3.44 integrative biology major, was the top all-arounder for the Bears, finishing first among the Cal gymnasts in the all-around in all but one meet this season. Senior Joanna Bennett earned an honorable mention in the All-Academic awards.

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