Basketball: Academic honors to Wilkes, Knezevic

Cal’s Jordan Wilkes and Nikola Knezevic have been named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team. Washington State dominated the awards, with four first-team members.

Also, interesting to note that five of the 10 players honored are foreign-born.

2008-09 Pac-10 All-Academic Team

First Team, Year, GPA, Major
Aron Baynes, Washington State, Sr., 3.24, Movement Studies
Derek Glasser, Arizona State, Jr., 3.14, Communications
Daven Harmeling, Washington State, Sr., 3.54, Health and Fitness Education
Nikola Koprivica, Washington State, Jr., 3.39, International Business
Taylor Rochestie, Washington State, Sr., 3.37, Communication

Second Team, Year, GPA, Major
Nikola Knezevic, California, Jr., 3.03, Interdisciplinary Studies
Rihards Kuksiks, Arizona State, So., 3.07, Business Communications
Roeland Schaftenaar, Oregon State, Jr., 3.17, Pre-Business
Drew Shiller, Stanford, Jr., 3.08, Communication
Jordan Wilkes, California, Sr., 3.13, Social Welfare

Jeff Faraudo

  • jckpad

    what is “movement studies”?

  • Joey

    There is more to life than basketball. Nice work JW and NK.

  • CALiforniALUM

    what is “movement studies”?

    He learned how to play without the ball.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    What is “Social Welfare”?

    Learning how to get welfare without being social.

  • Eric

    An excerpt from the U$C course catalog – hopefully it explains what the “social welfare”/”social work” program is about. According to the latest US News & Word Report rankings (for whatever they are worth), Cal’s graduate program in “social work” is tied for sixth, while U$C’s is 8th.

    College of Social Work (SOWK)
    Although the College of Social Work does not offer an undergraduate degree, it does provide undergraduate courses which may lead to a minor.

    201 — Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare. (3) Introduces the social work profession and its mission, purposes, principles, and values. Components of generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations are reviewed.

    222 — Social Welfare Institutions, Policies, and Programs. (3) Explores the historical and current context of local and national social welfare policies and programs and their relationship to the social work profession.

    302 — Foundations of Social Welfare. (3) Social welfare agencies; the education and ethical code of social workers; principles, theories, and research underlying social work practice and methods.

  • Will

    Moron, just wondering. What was your major, and where did you obtain it? It’s an honest question, since you’re so intent on making fun of social welfare majors. But last time I checked, they’re not the one’s scooping up dog dung from the sidewalk.

  • AmyFan4Life

    Will, I assume you know Amy rarely gives away much personal information, especially if she is asked about it. For the sake of conversation, I’ll oblige you with my best guest. Since most wackos go into psychology to explain their bizaar thoughts or nature, my money is on 2 years of study interupted by a few years in the saliva yard and eletro-shock therapy in the former USSR. Yes, her parents tried everyything to help their demented child. Sadly, nothing worked, and Amy’s mom hit the road.

  • AmyFan4Life

    Amy, is avoiding a straight-forward question and personal attack what you qualify as being “owned”? Batter up!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    AmyFan4Life Says:
    March 27th, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Amy, is avoiding a straight-forward question and personal attack >>>>>> Thank you for admitting the obvious. Anyone claiming to personally attack someone else has a small mind and is trying to dictate what everyone should think. So the best way to deal with someone like this is to restate the truth. Here we go…

    1. Rugby is a club sport – not sanctioned by the NCAA as a competitive Sears Cup sport – and no one really cares about it except for your school;

    2. Your football team hasn’t been to a Rose Bowl since 1959 and hasn’t won one since 1930

    3. That was also the last time your program won outright the Pac 10 championship except there was no Pac 10 back then.

    4. You have never had a single HOF NFL player

    5. From the years 1959-2002 you were one of the laughingstocks of college football and now you are headed to being one of the biggest disappointments.

    6. In the Tedford era you have 1 Holiday Bowl to show for all of the media darling status you have been given

    7. I called perfectly your losses against Tennessee and Texas Tech – two of the biggest embarassments in recent memory.

    8. I have already written to Phil Steele giveing him my presdiction for 2009. He agrees with me.

  • Will

    My “presdiction” is that you’re not smart enough to get a social welfare degree, even though you make fun of it all the time. So let me try again:

    1. What is with your obsession with Cal?

    2. What is your major?

    3. What school did you get your degree from?

    4. Have you picked up the dog droppings from outside Pete Carroll’s house yet?

    Unless you answer these questions, you are nothing more than a coward who is tired of being owned day in and day out.

  • AmyFan4Life

    LOL! Amy, you are one demented soul. You start by stating I’m controlling the situation, then you get off topic with an obviously rushed rant. I think I ruffled someone’s feathers. When are you going to answer Will’s question? Or, mine of how many SC games have you attended at the Coliseum? How’s your mebanedt scout profile doing? I’m thinking of making a Wunderlic15Rey profile in your honor with a copy of his test. Think of it as a monument to your PAST on the Scout boards.

    SC grad signing out.

  • wehofx

    I know I shouldn’t feed the hijacking troll’s pathology but this is too easy.

    Nobel Prize winners:

    Cal 20
    USC 1

    We’re an academic university first, not a football factory, you fracking tool.

  • Pete Carroll

    I would like to point out that Patty Cakes predicts Cal to lose every game. So to claim that she predicted they would lose to TT and Tennessee is like the proverbial broken clock – it’s right at least twice a day. Patty implicitly predicts that more national championships are coming to SC but for the last 4 years, she’s been wrong. Frankly the only surefire prediction that Patty can make is moreDogDroppingsarecoming.


  • MoreNCsarecoming

    wehofx Says:
    March 27th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    We’re not a football factory,>>>>> OK OK I believe you but why the need to state the obvious? Just look at your last 50 years of on field performance.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Anyone have the latest college club sport news? I hear that Mohawk State has a darn good badminton team. They are about as dominant in their club competition as UCSB is in men’s frisbee.

    There appears to be a rise in popularity in club sports. Here read this article. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/sports/02club.html

    Unfortunately they make no mention of rugby. I guess that must be far down the list attracting few interested participants. I guess that is one sport no one will be challenging you for top honors. Too bad it is because no one really cares.

  • Will

    Moron, how do you spell coward? You seem to have trouble with spelling, but you epitomize what it means to be a coward, so I thought you’d know. When challenged, you just back away and ignore the most simple questions. I guess that’s why you couldn’t handle law school.

    And in case people forgot, these are the jobs that moron is qualified for:


  • BluenGold

    Why are the readers of this blog forced to endure the endless, repetitive rants of this pathetic, brain dead piece of fecal matter? This so-called ‘person’ has nothing more important going on in its life than to continuously debate how many sports boards it has been banned from! And it apparently believes that posting ths same stupid nonsense repeatedly will somehow make it accurate. Well, as anyone with an ounce of cerebral capacity knows, moron is completely clueless about college rugby, probably because it doesn’t know the difference between a scrum and a scum (hint to moron- look in a mirror to identify the latter).

    First: Rugby may be a ‘club sport’ at third rate institutions like the u. of sports corruption, which has such a pathetic rugby program that it failed to win a single match against a Pac 10 opponent this season, but it is NOT a ‘club sport’ at Cal. Get your posts accurate, or shut the f#@k up.

    Second: The NCAA is not the only governing body administering college sports, and anyone who knows anything beyond tommy trojan and his prophylactic football team knows that. I seem to recall that, not all that long ago, you posted a comment on this blog that ‘the NCAA needs us (meaning the u. of sports corruption football program) more than we need it’. Obviously, with an pathetically ignorant and absurd attitude like that, your sudden embracing of the NCAA as the only college sports governing body that matters is not only the height of hypocrisy, it speaks volumes as to how utterly dimwitted and clueless you really are on this subject.

    Third: College rugby does not need the Sears Cup to be legitimate. It has a national championship structure which has been operating successfully since 1980. No surprise that you completely ignore this fact, since it shoots large, gaping holes (quite similar to your large, gaping mouth)in your pathetic attempts to trivialize rugby as a collegiate sport. By the way, Cal has won twenty-four national rugby championships since the playoff system was introduced in 1980. Since you undoubtly lack the intellectual capacity to do the math, that is all championships but five since the playoffs were introduced. In other words, the success of the Cal rugby program exceeds by light years that of not only the u. of sports corruption football program, but of all division one football programs in the country.

    Finally, your pervasive presence on this blog demonstrates not only your total lack if intellect, but also that you are a completely classless fool. That is hardly surprising, since it seems to be a common affliction among the fans of your beloved corrupt football program. Why don’t you take an extended time out from this blog and try some self improvement efforts to rid yourself of your unfortunate and offensive personality traits and lack of basic mental capabilities?

  • Will

    BluenGold, don’t bother writing such long posts to Patty Cakes. I don’t think she’s reached a third grade reading level yet. As for why Moron hasn’t been banned yet, who knows. I guess the CC Times guys pity that 400 pound creature affectionately known as moron. Don’t worry though, it’s easy to get under its skin. Just ask about moron’s educational background or what it does for a living, and the poor thing wallows away in self pity.

    Moron, one other thing…you always talk about your daddy. What about mommy? Did she give up on you at an early age?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    BluenGold Says:
    March 28th, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Why are the readers of this blog forced >>>> Did you really mean to say “forced”?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    BluenGold Says:
    March 28th, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Finally, your pervasive presence on this blog demonstrates not only your total lack if intellect, but also that you are a completely classless fool. That is hardly surprising, since it seems to be a common affliction among the fans of your beloved corrupt football program.

    BluenGold when I post over at the SF Chronicle no one complains of being “forced” into reading my comments. Is that due to a different sophistication level between the East Bay fans and the fans in the City. I am actually one of the most popularly read posters over there. Your vitrol and personal attacks would get you banned over there. You should be happy for leniency on these blogs. Count your blessings for free speech but stop being so hypocritical.

  • Will

    aww looks like someone spent their saturday night in their daddy’s basement in front of the computer. what’s wrong moron, no parties to go to?

  • BluenGold

    Moron, I have read many of your posts on the SFGate web site as well (where you post as ‘9dwarfs’, a rather childish dig at the teams of the Pac 10 that are not distingushed by sports corruption), and you are ridiculed and demonized there as much as you are here. Don’t fabricate stories to justify your worthless, pathetic existence, and don’t conjure up entirely irrelevant matter as your only response to what is only the truth about your unwelcome and entirely off topic participation here: YOU SUCK!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    BluenGold Says:
    March 29th, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    Moron, I have read many of your posts on the SFGate web site>>>>> Didn’t you mean to say “you were forced to read my posts?” It must be terrible to paint yourself as a helpless victim.

  • Will

    hahaha moron thinks if he ignores my posts that I’ll stop spreading the truth about his life. No can do, sir. If you don’t answer my questions, I’ll have to fill in the blanks for you:

    Moron couldn’t find himself a date or an invite to a party on Saturday night, so he stayed at home, wishing his mommy hadn’t abandoned him. He then had a dream about getting his JD, but then he woke up when he realized that it was all a fabrication. He eventually cried himself back to sleep since he had to wake up bright and early to do his job as a patty caker for Pete Carroll.

  • Pete Carroll

    Patty Cakes will you get back to work. You spread more manure than my dog, Moren. There have been many posts where you simply drop incendiary statements just to get a response. You’re like the Ann Coulter of this blog. You never mention that the SC defense is only returning 3 starters. Taylor Mays is overrated. Without help from the linebackers, he’s not going to make it through the season. Nor do you point out that SC’s quarterback situation is much worse than Cal’s. Please stop wasting your time illustrating your ignorance and focus on cleaning up my yard.


  • Golden Bear

    Oh, Moron — you are so pathetic. You say you are one of the most widely read posters on the SFGate site? Just how did you determine that? Did Pete Carroll tell you personally? Do you have a fan club that writes to you?

    Folks, you can deal with Moron all you want, but the bottom line is that this is a damaged person who desperately needs attention and is incapable of stopping. His need for attention is socio-pathic. For example, when he fakes a screen name pretending to be a Cal fan on the SC boards, if no one from Cal rises to the bait, he then comes to this blog and posts things like “Oh, look at the bad posts from Cal fans!” and links the threads. Moron is basically jumping up and down and yelling “Look at me!” at the top of his lungs when he does this. He desperately wants the attention.

    This just shows what we all know — that Moron is mentally ill. I mean, he posts several dozen fake posts when he does this. Just think of all the effort it took to do that and he’s been doing this stuff for five or six years now. He can’t stop because THIS is all that Moron has in his sad little life. Think about it — Moron creates this fake life here — full of lies and attempts at making himself seem important. The fact that he continues to refer to SC as “we” shows you how weak his self-esteem is. If SC sucked in football, he’d be a fan of whatever other team was dominating the country.

    And he was played by the moderator of the Cal Scout board into thinking they were friends, and Moron confided that he had to drop out of Davis Law for that unknown medical reason. And when a medical leave goes on for several years, it means mental health issues.

    Pity the troll — but don’t assume you can do anything to make it go away. He has no where else to go but this site. He’s been banned on non-SC boards, and he’s basically neutered on the SC boards. His morencs, 9dwarfs, iam, iwas, kyleboller, mebane and a dozen other screen names were banned and any new ones are banned if he shows his rabid anti-Cal mode. CC Times is all he has left, and for someone so desperate for attention, there is no way he will leave on his own.

    This is one sick puppy, folks. Pity the troll.