17 Bears Named Academic All-MPSF

April 6, 2007

BERKELEY - Seventeen California Golden Bears earned spots on the Academic All-MPSF team, the conference office announced this week. The MPSF awarded 11 Cal women and six Cal men academic honors.

The complete list of academic honorees follows below.

The Cal women took third place and the Bears men were sixth at the MPSF Indoor Championships in February. Cal garnered conference titles with Ed Wright in the high jump and the men's distance medley relay.

The Bears, now in the midst of their outdoor season, compete at the 113th Big Meet at Stanford on Saturday.

Academic All-MPSF Selections from California

Kelechi Anyanwu	3.21	Senior	Throws	San Jose, Calif. / Silver Creek HSKandi Bonty	3.21	Sophomore	Sprints	Los Angeles, Calif. / James Monroe HSTifani Grimes 	3.35	Sophomore	Multi-Events	Sacramento, Calif. / St. Francis HSMercedes Marchbanks	3.17	RS Freshman	Horizontal Jumps	Redwood City, Calif. / Sequoia HSLollie Onipede	3.36	Sophomore	Sprints	Berkeley, Calif. / Holy Names HSAngie Pressey	3.42	Sophomore	Sprints, Horizontal Jumps	Heathrow, Fla. / Lake May HSEvelyn Smith	3.19	Sophomore	Sprints	Hayward, Calif. / Hayward HSCassandra Strickland	3.09	Junior	Horizontal Jumps	Las Vegas, Nev. / Foothill HSBrook Turner	3.33	Junior	Sprints, Relays	Beachwood, Ohio / The Hawken SchoolDaisy Van Ravenswaay	3.48	Senior	Throws	Canfield, Ontario, Canada / ConnecticutFrancesca Weems	3.70	Sophomore	Sprints	Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i / Kealakehe HSAlex Beitashour	3.57	Senior	Sprints	San Francisco, Calif. / The Branson SchoolCraig Gallimore	3.17	Junior	Hurdles	Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock HSJonas Hallgrimsson	3.15	Senior	Multi Events	Hafnarfjodur, Iceland / USCJake Hanson	3.11	Sophomore	Sprints	Yelm, Wash. / Yelm HSJohn Ludden	3.02	Junior	Throws	Canoga Park, Calif. / Harvard-WestlakeZak Thomas	3.10	Junior	Throws	Wakefield, R.I. / South Kingstown HS
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