Former Cuesta College and current Pepperdine men’s basketball player Malte Kramer was named the 2012 California Community College Athletic Association Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, and the Cougars’ 2011-12 men’s basketball team was named the top scholastic team in the CCCAA on Wednesday.
Kramer had a 4.0 grade-point average in 60.5 units at Cuesta and was a two-time all-Western State Conference first team selection. Last season, he was the WSC player of the year before transferring to Pepperdine.
Kramer was born in Freiburg, Germany, and English is his fourth language.
Kramer is the third Cuesta athlete to win the award. Swimmer Joe Hatke in 2000 and wrestler Jeremy Waldram in 2003 also won the award.
The men’s basketball team finished with a 3.10 GPA, won the WSC North Division title, and reached the second round of the
CCCAA playoffs last season. It’s the second straight year and fourth time since 2007-08 that the men’s team has been honored.