Men’s Water Polo
BERKELEY - The final week of the 2016 season takes place in Berkeley as the Bears host the NCAA Championships from Dec. 3-4. A pair of play-in games will be held on Dec. 1 with UC Davis taking on Harvard at 4:30 p.m. and Cal hosting Pomona-Pitzer at 6:30 for the right to advance to Saturday's semifinals against top seed USC and No. 2 UCLA. The championship game is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday and all three weekend matches will be streamed live through NCAA.com.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Tony Mekari (Legal Studies, 3.22 GPA) earned first-team honors to lead a group of eight Cal student-athletes selected to the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Football All-Academic Teams announced Thursday. Matt Anderson (Business Administration, 3.67 GPA), Patrick Laird (Business Administration, 3.50 GPA) and Billy McCrary (Undeclared, 3.34 GPA) were second-team selections. J.D. Hinnant (Legal Studies, 3.12 GPA), Bradley Northnagel (Social Welfare, 3.01 GPA), Evan Rambo (Undeclared, 3.01 GPA) and Luke Rubenzer (Business Administration, 3.28 GPA) picked up honorable mention recognition.
Swimming & Diving
Cal's swimmers head across the country this week for the Georgia Fall Invitational Friday-Sunday, where they will face off against some of the top teams and individuals in the nation. In addition to the Golden Bears and host Bulldogs, other teams competing in Athens, Ga., will be Auburn, Florida State, Michigan, Virginia, UCLA and Harvard. Georgia (1st), Cal (3rd), Virginia (5th) were all among the top 5 at the 2016 NCAA Championships.
The Bears last visited Georgia for the invitational in 2014 and came away with an impressive collection of fast times. Overall, all five relays reached the NCAA A standard, with 10 individual swims gaining A status and 45 more at B. The meet helped set the stage for a season that would end with the 2015 NCAA team championship.
BERKELEY - The California women's basketball team looks to match the best start in program history, taking its 6-0 record on the road to face Nebraska on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. Sunday's contest marks the Bears' second road game of the season and the first outside of the state of California this season.
This will be the second meeting all-time between the Bears and Cornhuskers, Cal wining an overtime thriller last season at Haas Pavilion. The matchup features two of the top sophomores in the country in Nebraska's Jessica Shepard and California's Kristine Anigwe, both of whom were named to the 2017 Naismith Watch List on Wednesday. Shepard was the 2016 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and is averaging 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season. Anigwe, the 2016 USBWA Freshman of the Year and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, is averaging 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game to start her sophomore campaign.