Five Golden Bear Programs Garner Newmark Award
BERKELEY - Five athletic programs at Cal were honored Tuesday with the Newmark Award, an annual accolade given to the teams on campus with the best cumulative grade-point average for the previous year.
Men's rowing won the Large Team Award for the fourth straight year after posting a team GPA of 3.46. Men's golf, for the third consecutive year, took the Small Team Award with an academic mark of 3.564.
On the women's side, field hockey won the Large Team Award with a GPA of 3.603, while women's tennis repeated as winners of the Small Team Award at 3.593.
Cal's women's basketball program was recognized with the Most Improved Team Award after securing a 25.44 percent improvement from the previous year to a mark of 3.546.
Each team will receive over $7,500 to embed in its operating budget.
The awards were established in 2007 by Pat and Kent Newmark in an effort to recognize team academic success at Cal.
Kent Newmark competed on the tennis and track & field teams at Cal before graduating in 1960.