Gold medal performances from senior Kendall Chase and sophomore Mia Croonquisthighlighted six Golden Bears from the California women's crew program rowing in the finals of the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on Saturday.
Senior Jordan van der Stoep and junior Justin Murphy guided the United States men's eight to the Silver medal in the A Final on Sunday to highlight a contingent of six Golden Bears competing on the final day of the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
California sophomore Penina Davidson is one of 12 women among the final New Zealand roster competing in several upcoming international competitions, including a bid for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
For the second consecutive summer, Kristine Anigwe and her USA Basketball squad are gold medalists, as the Cal freshman and the USA captured the top prize at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Chekhov, Russia.
Track & Field
American record holder and California alum David Torrence earned his first individual medal on the international stage for USA Track and Field after claiming silver in the 5,000-meter run at the Pan America Games in Toronto.
Former Cal star Carli Lloyd was named the Most Valuable Player of the Pan Am Games after leading the U.S. National Team to the Gold Medal on Saturday night with a 25-22, 25-21, 28-26 victory over Brazil.
Jared Goff, QB, Junior, 6-4, 210, 4.76
Handed the keys to Cal's future almost immediately after signing with the team, Goff has steadily impressed over his first seasons and looks poised to jump into the conversation with seniors Cody Kessler (USC) and Kevin Hogan (Stanford) as the top quarterback prospect in the Pac-12 and the best talent at the position at Cal since Aaron Rodgers.
Goff impressed as a true freshman, completing 60.3% of his passes for 3,508 yards and an 18-10 touchdown to interception ratio. He shattered those numbers last season (62.1%/3,973/35-7) despite a lackluster supporting cast and enters his junior campaign with 19 school records already under his belt.