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Golden Medals: Cal Women's Gymnastics defeats Stanford on way to win NorCal Classics

For the 1st time in 34 meets, the Bears got the better of the Cardinal.

Cal gymnast Crystal Paz sports the brand new Cal warmup leotard for the new season.
Cal gymnast Crystal Paz sports the brand new Cal warmup leotard for the new season.
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Cal Women's Gymnastics

Coming off a season where they achieved the top conference finish in program history, the Golden Bears women's gymnastics squad opened their 2015 season with the 2nd highest opening score in program history: 195.175. Better yet, the 14th ranked Bears finished ahead of formerly No.10 Stanfurd (193.450).

Bears won the Nor Cal Classic title in a meet that included UC Davis, Sac State, and San Jose State.

Youth is showing great promise for the Bears, according to

Freshman Toni-Ann Williams claimed a pair of titles in her debut, scoring a 9.85 on bars and a 9.875 in her first appearance on floor.

Sophomore Amber Takara shared the bars title with Williams.

Bears take on Sac State today (Friday) at 7 pm. This meet is streamed online via the link below:

Cal Swimming

Incoming Bear Abbey Weitzeil was mentioned in Sports Illustrated.

While the students are still away, the Cal Swim team is already back in the pool practicing early in the mornings.

Elizabeth Pelton was named Pac-12's swimmer of the month for December.

Cal Women's Water Polo

With the season about to start, head coach Richard Corso was on the Inside the Locker Room radio show.

Cal Men's Gymnastics

No.8 Golden Bears will host No.4 Stanfurd on Saturday in the Big Meet at 7 pm. While I'm back in the Bay Area for work currently, I don't think I'll be able to make it over for this meet.