TYLER, Tex. – Cal quarterback Davis Webb was named a semifinalist Monday for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award presented annually in honor of the Lone Star legend to the nation's outstanding Division I college football offensive player with ties to Texas who was either born in state, graduated from a Texas high school or has played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college. The player must also exhibit the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell, including integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship and community with the tenacity to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.
"It is such an honor to be a semifinalist for an award like this because there are so many great players in college football today that were Texas high school football players," Webb said. "I'm thankful for the hard work my teammates and coaches have put in this season."
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither are professional careers, just ask Hilary Newland (Lynch).
The former California lacrosse student-athlete bounced around between careers after her time as a Golden Bear ended, but now, she has settled into her niche almost 10 years after leaving Berkeley.
She moved to Washington, D.C. in in 2014 and started working at Change.org, an online petition platform. She started as a sales recruiter and recently transitioned into a learning and development role.
While it took her some time, Newland since she loves what she's doing now and hopes to continue down this road for quite some time.
"I really enjoyed working as a recruiter," she said. "I got to speak to so many people every day, learn about them and potentially help them find a career and watch them succeed in their new role. "It was really rewarding and also fun. Recently transitioning into my new role has allowed me to help these people grow in their roles and help them discover what they enjoy and what they are good at."
BERKELEY – California head coach Peter Wright announced the signing of five new Golden Bears to National Letters of Intent to bolster his already talented team on Monday. As part of one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, Jacob Brumm, Paul Barretto, Jackson Suh, Ben Draper and Jack Molloy will join Cal men's tennis in the fall of 2017.
"I'm excited to have a great signing class for men's tennis," Wright said. "Everyone on the team and the coaching staff welcome Jacob, Paul, Jackson, Ben and Jack to the Cal tennis family." 101085
The incoming Bears join a program that in the spring of 2016 reached the final four of the NCAA team tournament, produced this season's doubles champions (Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat) from the Saint Francis Health System All-American Championships as well as this year's ITA Northwest Regional singles champ (Andre Goransson), and most recently garnered NCAA recognition for its 100-percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for the 2006-09 cohort.