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Cal Basketball: Sam Singer, Roger Moute a Bidias and Stephen Domingo earn Pac-12 all-Academic honors, Ivan Rabb named all-district

Cal adds another four postseason honors, as Sam Singer, Stephen Domingo and Roger Moute a Bidias earn all-academic nods, and Ivan Rabb is named all-district.

The Pac-12 has named a program-best three California men's basketball players to the All-Academic team, the conference announced on Tuesday: Seniors Sam SingerRoger Moute a Bidias and Stephen Domingo.

In addition, sophomore forward Ivan Rabb was named to his second consecutive U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s All-District IX team, a day after being named to the All-Pac-12 First Team.

Rabb is among the top 30 in the country in rebounds per game (10th), defensive rebounds per game (11th, 7.57), double-doubles (16th, 16) and total rebounds (23rd, 298). The USBWA has selected All-District Teams since the 1956-57 season, its founding year. District IX includes schools from the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball was voted the District IX Player of the Year, and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was named Coach of the Year. 

http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1736164-mensch-madness Singer, Moute a Bidias and Domingo were awarded honorable mention status on this year’s academic team, the second-most honors of any Pac-12 program. The three Bears named to All-Academic teams matches Cal's 2001 trio of Ryan Forehan-Kelly, Dennis Gates, and Morgan Lingle.

Singer is a Business Administration major at the Haas School of Business, and will be heading to Israel after the school year in order to participate for Team USA in the Maccabi Games. He's earned All-Academic laurels each of the three years he was eligible. Singer owns a 3.0 grade point average, and has played in all but three games of his Golden Bear career, including all 30 games this season. He is averaging 4.9 points in 20.8 minutes.

Singer's honorary Alpha Epsilon Pi brother, and Haas classmate Domingo was a second team all-academic selection last season. Domingo has a 3.021 GPA and has played in 27 games this season, averaging 13.0 minutes off the bench.

Moute a Bidias boasts a 3.021 GPA in Interdisciplinary Studies, and picks up his second All-Academic honor after earning honorable mention in 2015, as a sophomore. Moute a Bidias started seven games this season, and has averaged 2.7 points in 27 games. 

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

The Bears (19-11, 10-8 Pac-12) enter this week's Pac-12 Tournament as the No. 5 seed, and will take on No. 12 seed Oregon State on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to begin postseason play. The game will be carried live on the Pac-12 Network.


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