Eight Bears Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Dec. 4, 2008

BERKELEY - California sophomores Andrew Wiedeman, Servando Carrasco and Hector Jimenez earned spots on the Pac-10 men's soccer All-Academic second team, and five other Golden Bears earned honorable mention conference honors, Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Wiedeman, a forward from San Ramon, Calif., was recently named to the All-Pac-10 first team. He finished a strong sophomore campaign with a team-best 29 points (12G, 5A). He ended the season recording at least a point in the final six games and scored Cal's last three goals of the year.

Carrasco, a midfielder from San Diego, Calif., tied for the team lead in assists with seven. An All-Pac-10 second-team pick, Carrasco also tied for second on the team in goals with three, two of which were gamewinners. He ended the year with 13 points, second best on the team.

Jimenez is who Carrasco tied with for the team lead in assists (7). Jimenez made the All-Pac-10 first team despite suffering a season-ending injury in the beginning of November. Jimenez, a native of Bell Gardens, Calif., was perennially ranked in the top 25 in the nation in assists and led the conference for most of the year in that category.

The five Bears to earn honorable mention honors were juniors Jacob Wilson and Imaan Kerchgani, and sophomores Davis Paul, A.J. Soares and Demitrius Omphroy. This is the second straight year that Kerchgani was an honorable-mention selection.

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