Four Bears on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

July 6, 2007

BERKELEY - California distance runners Mark Matusak, Matthew Miller, Yosef Ghebray and Michael Coe earned spots on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's men's Division I All-Academic team, the organization announced today.

Matusak and Miller, who were sophomores in 2006-07, and Ghebray and Coe, who were freshmen, competed on both the cross country and track and field teams for the Golden Bears this past season.

Ghebray made a big impact in his first year in track and field, setting a Cal freshman record of 8:05.25 when he took ninth place in the 3,000-meter run at the MPSF Indoor Championships. That time ranks Ghebray third on Cal's overall all-time list, ahead of the fourth-place Matusak's 8:06.18 that the latter ran in 2006. In the 5,000, Ghebray ranks ninth at Cal all time with a 14:03.86.

In cross country, Matusak recorded Cal's second-best finish at the Pac-10 Championships last season, placing 23rd in a time of 24:18.57.

In track, Coe also made his mark in the 3,000 with a time of 8:22.01 that ranks him 10th on the school's all-time list.

Miller, meanwhile, ran a lifetime-best 9:06.29 to take 11th place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championships.

The USTFCCCA's men's Division I All-Academic team is comprised of 233 student-athletes from 88 colleges and universities. To qualify for the team, one must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 and obtain an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark for the most recent indoor championships or an outdoor regional qualifying mark in his respective event.

USTFCCCA Men's Division I All-Academic Team

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Mark Matusak, so., Matthew Miller, so., Yosef Ghebray, fr., Michael Coe, fr.

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