This is our last chance to take a look back at the 2010-11 season, which was a fine one to be a fan of the California Golden Bears. Although there was not much that happened on the football field and basketball court to get too excited about, there were plenty of exciting moments offered in almost every other facet of Cal sportsdom. This is your chance to remember those moments.
Today we start our CGB personalized awards. The winner receives many cheers, but really everyone's a winner here. Thanks go to norcalnick and Ohio Bear for their help creating and finding nominees for these awards.
After the jump, the nominees, so you can decide who to vote for in the poll below for the Golden Male Student-Athlete of 2010-11! Voting ends a week from today.
Nathan Adrian, swimming: Just another typical year for the Olympic gold medalist. Five first place finishes at the NCAA Championships. American record in the 50 yard freestyle (18.66 s) & pool record in the 100 yard freestyle (41.1 s), plus three relay first place finishes. Also a Pac-10 scholar-athlete with a 3.75 GPA in public health.
Mike Morrison, track and field: NCAA decathlon champion, setting a school record with 8118 points, beating the old mark set by Chris Huffins in 1993.
Ivan Rackov, water polo: Winner of the Peter J. Cuttino Award, given to the top male collegiate water polo player. National Player of the Year according to water polo coaches everywhere. 79 goals in 28 matches, 82 assists and 70 steals.
Tony Renda, baseball: 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year. Batted .330 (7th in the Pac), 73 hits (3rd), 38 RBIs (9th), 9 stolen bases (9th).
Blaine Scully, rugby: Co-Captain of Cal rugby's 26th national championship team, selected to US Men's National Team.
A.J. Soares, soccer: 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year, consensus All-American, semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy. As a defender, he was one of the main contributors to a defense that allowed 13 goals during regular season for Cal's Pac-10 title team, also notched up 11 points and 5 goals.