The California Golden Bears (9-6-2, 4-4-2 Pac-12) were represented by five players on All-Pac-12 teams, the conference announced on Tuesday. Forward Christian Thierjung and defender Nick Lima earned first team honors, while midfielder Jose Carrera-Garcia and forward Paul Salcedo were named to the second team and midfielder Trevor Haberkorn earned an honorable mention nod.
The California women's golf team has announced the signing of Jiyoon Jang to a National Letter of Intent for the 2016-17 season, becoming the second to announce her intent to join the Golden Bears next season.
Men's Swimming and Diving
BERKELEY - As the fall semester nears its conclusion, Cal diver Peter Cyr finds himself confronted with a question that might challenge even the brightest minds in professional politics.
What message can Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders devise to win a general election against former governor Jeb Bush in the state of Florida?
No, Cyr hasn't abandoned his spot on the diving team to head to one of America's most hotly contested battleground states and walk precincts for Sanders' political revolution. Instead, he's working to find an answer in one of Berkeley's most practical political laboratories -- Political Science 106A.
Titled Campaign Strategy - Media and Message, the class is taught by Dan Schnur, longtime Berkeley lecturer/professor and Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. With a curriculum that focuses less on partisan politics and more on the methodology that can help shape the political discussion nationwide, the class attracts students from not only the edges of the ideological spectrum but the middle as well.
Enter Cyr, who as a senior student-athlete is trying to figure out life after Berkeley while at the same time competing as a Division I diver. A native of Hamden, Conn., Cyr intends to graduate in the spring with a degree in Political Science and he'll spend the next few months working on the not-at-all daunting question of what to do with the rest of his life.
After losing two of its top players to graduation and the first 16 picks of last year's WNBA draft, the California Golden Bears figured to be in rebuilding mode to start the 2015-16 season after a Sweet 16 run a year ago.
The Golden Bears signaled that it might be more of a reload than rebuild after scoring back-to-back road wins to start the season. Cal defeated Austin Peay, 67-58 in the season opener on Nov. 13 and then scored a 75-71 win at No. 8 Louisville on Nov. 15.
In the win at Austin Peay, four Cal players totaled double figures, led by 23 points from standout junior forward Courtney Range. With the win, Golden Bears head coach Lindsay Gottlieb improved to 4-1 in season openers while at Cal.
Against Louisville, Cal used their significant size advantage to outrebound the Cardinals, 50-27 and earn the upset. Range and freshman Kristine Anigwe each scored 19 points to lead the way, while Range also had 13 rebounds. The win over Louisville was the first top-10 team victory since a 67-55 win at Stanford on Jan. 13, 2013. Anigwe, a McDonald's All-American and one of the country's best incoming post players, grabbed eight rebounds and was 8-of-10 from the floor.
Cal will look to build upon its impressive start, returning home to play UC Riverside (Nov. 20) and Cal Poly (Nov. 22) this weekend.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California coach Cuonzo Martin was glad to finally see his team play against a zone defense, even if the Golden Bears couldn't get into a steady offensive flow.
It's part of the growing process for Martin's young squad, and he expects to see a lot more of the zone until the Bears prove capable of handling it.
Ivan Rabb had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 16 points and 10 rebounds and No. 15 California beat East Carolina 70-62 in the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night.
''You want this early, you want to see that against a team that normally plays zone,'' Martin said. ''I'd rather have it now, just to feel it.''