May 30, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Sophomores Gabe Cohen, Gavin Brooks, Justin Uribe and Blair Dunlap have earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic Team Honors, as announced by the conference office on Friday. Cohen earned All-Academic first team honors, Brooks and Uribe were named All-Academic second team selections and Dunlap gained honorable mention accolades.
Each of the four Bruins earned Pac-10 academic honors for the first time in their collegiate careers. Cohen, a sophomore outfielder from Woodland Hills, Calif., has compiled a 3.67 grade-point average. Cohen has become the first Bruin to earn All-Academic first-team honors since Chris Jensen in 2006.
Brooks, a sophomore left-handed pitcher from Vista, Calif., has registered a 3.41 grade-point average as an economics major. Uribe, a sophomore outfielder and left-handed pitcher from Santa Ana, Calif., has totaled a 3.39 grade-point average as an English major.
Dunlap, a redshirt sophomore outfielder from Mission Viejo, Calif., earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention accolades as a psychology major (junior year, academic standing).
To be eligible for Pac-10 All-Academic team selection, players must have registered a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.