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Three Cal football players find themselves on the Pac-12 All-Academic first team

Cal places several players on the all-academic rolls for the Pac-12, including two-time honoree Griffin Piatt ...

Three California football players made the first-team All-Pac-12 All-Academic team, announced on Tuesday, with defensive end Todd Barr (3.18 GPA, Legal Studies), safety Griffin Piatt (a second-time first-team honoree, with a 3.62 GPA in Business Administration), and kicker Matt Anderson, who, along with 14-of-17 field goals made, also sports a 3.75 GPA in Business Administration.

Piatt earned Capital One Academic All-District 8 and Pac-12 All-Academic honors last year, and currently has the second-highest GPA on the team. After college, Piatt hopes to work in investing or consulting before going to business school. Last summer, Piatt interned at Waypoint Homes, a real estate company based out of Oakland. He worked as a tech intern, working on automating company operations, created data reports and input marketing information.

Anderson is currently enrolled in the Haas School of Business, and has had the highest GPA on the team for two years running, as well as a spot on the Dean's List. Anderson wants to get his MBA and go into finance. Last summer, he interned at UBS Financial Services, assisting with the financial advisors. He is also a member of Venture Strategy Solutions -- an on-campus student consulting group that works specifically with high growth start-ups to provide solutions to any and all challenges.

Sophomore safety Luke Rubenzer was awarded second-team honors with a 3.38 GPA (undeclared).

This past offseason, Rubenzer interned at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz and Cook law firm in Walnut Creek. He helped them summarize depositions, and did research on how certain pharmaceuticals affect children.

Honorable mentions for the Bears include defensive back Caleb Coleman, punter Cole Leininger, defensive tackle Tony Mekari and defensive back Cameron Walker.

Coleman is also enrolled at Haas, interning in 2014 with a startup called ShowerCo., doing market research and social media. He hopes to go into sports business, starting a foundation to combine academics and athletics for underprivileged youth. He was named first-team Pac-12 All-Academic as a freshman.


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