Veress, Briaud, and Wong Capture Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

May 28, 2004

BERKELEY - The 2004 Pac-10 All-Academic team was announced today and three Cal men's tennis players have been selected for honors that recognize their accomplishments in the classroom and on the court. To be selected to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average (GPA) and be a significant contributor to the team.

Two Cal players, who teamed with each other to form one of the nation's top doubles teams, were named first team Pac-10 All-Academic: senior Balazs Veress and junior Patrick Briaud. This is the third consecutive year Veress has received first team honors. It is the first time a Cal men's tennis player has ever received first team honors three times. Veress carries a 3.75 GPA in business administration. Briaud, who has a 3.45 GPA in industrial engineering, was named second team Pac-10 All-Academic last year. Together, Veress and Briaud formed the nation's No. 6-ranked doubles team this season. The duo was named the 2004 Pac-10 Co-Doubles Team of the Year.

Fellow senior Wayne Wong earned second team Pac-10 All-Academic honors. This is the third year in a row Wong has received Pac-10 All-Academic recognition after garnering honorable mention honors each of the past two years. Wong has a 3.14 GPA in legal studies.

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