Kamp, Gutierrez add academic honors
Harper Kamp and Jorge Gutierrez (US Presswire)
Harper Kamp and Jorge Gutierrez (US Presswire)
Posted Apr 5, 2012

Seniors receive recognition for academic achievements, adding to Gutierrez's haul of awards and honors this season.

BERKELEY, Calif. – Senior forward Harper Kamp was named Pac-12 men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday, giving California a near clean sweep of the conference’s top individual honors.

Senior guard Jorge Gutierrez, who received honorable mention to the Pac-12 All-Academic team, was named the Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month.

The only award the Golden Bears did not claim in the 2011-12 season was Freshman of the Year, which went to Tony Wroten of Washington.

Kamp, who has a 3.17 GPA while majoring in American Studies, was named to the All-Academic second-team for the second consecutive year. The fan favorite nicknamed “the Golden Knight” started in all 34 games this past season, averaging 11.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

For Gutierrez, it is just one more addition to the list of accolades he has amassed this season after doing everything for Cal. He also made the National Association of Coaches District 20 first-team and U.S Basketball Writers Association District IX team, recognizing the best players on the West Coast, after becoming the first in conference history to be named its top player and defender in the same season.

The Bears’ second-leading scorer this season at 13 point per game, Gutierrez had made the All-Academic second-team in each of the past two season.

Dan Greenspan is the publisher of Cal Sports Digest and covers the Pac-12 for Fox Sports/Scout.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanGreenspan.

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