The Newmark Awards were established in 2007 by Pat and Kent Newmark to honor team academic achievements at Cal.
Honor Given To Teams With Highest GPAs From Previous Academic Year
BERKELEY – California’s men’s rowing and women’s tennis teams continued to set the standard of team academic success by winning another Newmark Award on Wednesday.
The Newmark Awards are awarded annually to the teams at Cal with the top cumulative grade-point average during the previous year. They were established in 2007 by Pat and Kent Newmark to honor team academic achievements at Cal, and come with a $7,000 stipend that goes into each winning program’s operating budget. Kent Newmark competed on the tennis and track & field teams at Cal before graduating in 1960.
Men’s rowing won the Men’s Large Team award (25+ roster) for the sixth consecutive year with a cumulative GPA of 3.406. Women’s tennis took the Women’s Small Team honor with a 3.704 cumulative GPA, which was also the highest among all teams at Cal.
The Bears’ women’s swimming & diving team captured the Women’s Large Team award with a cumulative GPA of 3.542 while the men’s golf squad won the Men’s Small Team honor with a cumulative GPA of 3.432.
Cal’s women’s water polo team was recognized as most improved for having the largest increase in cumulative GPA over the past four terms (7.1%).
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