Cal was well represented in the awards given out by the Pac-10 today. Randle won Pac-10 Player of the Year, Randle and PC were chosen to be on the Pac-10 all-conference first team, Theo and Boykin made the second team, and Jorge filled a spot on the five-man all-conference defensive team.
By earning spots on the first team for the second year in a row, Randle and PC became part of a select group of Cal players twice chosen for first team all-conference honors.
Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher are just the 10th and 11th Cal players to earn multiple first-team all-conference honors since the league went to a single division in 1955-56.
By making the all-Pac-10 first team for the second straight year, they join the select company of ex-Cal stars Darrall Imhoff (1959 & ‘60), Bill McClintock (1960 & ‘61), Russ Critchfield (1967 & ‘68), Kevin Johnson (1986 & ‘87), Brian Hendrick (1990, ‘91 & ‘92), Lamond Murray (1993 & ‘94), Jason Kidd (1993 & ‘94), Sean Lampley (2000 and ‘01) and Leon Powe (2004 & ‘06).
Hendrick is the Bears’ only three-time all-conference selection.
After the jump JO looks at O and D-lines, baseball upsets no. 17 Arkansas in the final game of their three-game series and softball goes a perfect 5-0 in an otherwise tough weekend for Cal sports.Cal Football
- Best was awarded the CFPA 2009 Elite Running Back Trophy during Saturday's Cal-Stanford women's game.
- JO previews the D-line. The biggest question is who will replace Tyson Alualu. Owusu showed promise in his first game, but was quiet after that; Guyton performed well as a backup, but isn't a lock for the starting role; and the 6'6", 300lb RS freshman DeAndre Coleman should be in the mix.
JO previews the O-line. The competition for guard spots should be intense and will lay the foundation for the rest of the hierarchy of O-line positions.
- Cal baseball gave up 5 runs in the eight inning as it lost its first match to no. 17 Arkansas 7-3. Down 9-1 early on, Cal battled back, but couldn't prevail and lost its second match to Arkansas 9-5. Cal put together a complete game in its 6-0 triumph over Arkansas in the final game of the series.
- No. 4 men's swimming and diving fell to no. 3 Stanford 897-829.5. Nathan Adrian repeated as the conference champion in the 100 and 400.
- No 15/13 softball closed out a perfect 5-0 weekend with a 5-1 win over UNLV.
- No 5 women's tennis lost 5-2 to no. 14 Stanford.
- No. 4 women's water polo lost 7-4 to no. 1 USC.