SAN FRANCISCO - Sophomore Toni-Ann Williams posted a pair of season-high totals en route to two event titles to earn Cal's first-ever Pac-12 Specialist of the Week honor, the conference announced Tuesday.
Williams helped launched the Golden Bears to their highest score in program history, a 197.500, in Cal's win over UC Davis and Sacramento State on Friday. On floor, she scored her second 9.95 of the season, and she earned Cal's first 9.925 on bars since notching the same score in March of her rookie campaign. Both scores helped the Bears to top-three team totals on the events in program history - marking the third-highest uneven bar team score (49.475) and second-highest floor total (49.45). Williams also tallied a 9.775 on vault.
BERKELEY, Calif. - California senior Kyle Zemeir was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Zemeir hit on all six of his routines in his final home meet of his career on Sunday, in which he helped the Bears to a program-best team total score of 442.150 in a tri-meet win over No. 13 Army and No. 19 Washington. Zemeir was also fantastic on senior night on Friday night in another win over Army.
BERKELEY - Fourteenth-ranked California hits the road to take on No. 21 Baylor and No. 15 Oklahoma this weekend in the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge presented by Oracle at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Golden Bears play the Baylor Bears at 10 a.m. on Saturday, while Cal meets the Sooners at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Indian Wells, California.
The third-annual event will take place during the final weekend of the BNP Paribas Open, one of the top professional tournaments on the tour.
Live scores for the Collegiate Challenge will be available on Baylor's website here.
Cal brings a 7-2 record into the Baylor match, with the other Bears sporting an 11-4 record and the Sooners holding a 7-6 record before its Saturday match vs. USC.
Women's Water Polo
BERKELEY - Cal junior Emily Loughlin has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week.
Loughlin played a huge role in the No. 8 Bears defeating No. 10 San Jose State 13-4 in their conference opener on Saturday. Loughlin had three goals, earned three ejections and a penalty shot, as well as a steal. She also played a big role in Cal's defensive effort, as the Bears held the Spartans scoreless for nearly two quarters.