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Golden Nuggets: Nike Signs Jared Goff

Nike welcomes Jared Goff to the family ahead of his potential #1 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Men's Crew

Bears Sweep Stanford Invitational

BERKELEY - California Men's Rowing had another successful weekend of racing and swept the Stanford Invitational. Powerful performances were seen from all the crews who demonstrated excellent speed and composure across two days of racing.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Acker Leads 12 Bears On Pac-12 All-Academic Team

BERKELEY - Twelve members of Cal's women's swimming & diving team, led by first-team selection and Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Rachael Acker, have been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team.

Acker, a senior who sports at 3.96 GPA as a French major on a premed track, is a member of the conference's first unit for the third year in a row. She is also a two-time Academic All-American (with the 2016 team to be announced later this spring) and a multi-time Scholar All-American as determined by the swim coaches association.

Three Golden Bears are on the Pac-12 second team: senior Kelly Naze, sophomore Noemie Thomas and junior Kristen Vredeveld. Naze, with a 3.56 GPA in American studies, and Vredeveld, with a 3.62 GPA in history, were both second-team selections last year. Thomas, who qualified for the Canadian Olympic team in the 100-meter butterfly last week, owns a 3.56 GPA as an undeclared major.

Earning all-academic honorable mention this year are: Rachel Bootsma, Sara Lina Boushakra, Anne Kastler, Catherine Ladd, Celina Li, Farida Osman, Elizabeth Pelton and Maija Roses. Bootsma, Li and Pelton are all repeaters on the academic squad.


Cumberland Leads Cal to 5-2 Win Over Stanford

BERKELEY, Calif. - Sophomore catcher Brett Cumberland led the way for the No. 18 Golden Bears (22-11), who beat the Stanford Cardinal (19-12) 5-2 on Tuesday night at Evans Diamond in a non-conference game. Cumberland went 2-for-5 with a home run, his Pac-12 best 11th of the year, a double and three RBI. Cal used a three-run sixth inning to pick up the win over the Cardinal, thanks to a two-run double by Cumberland with two outs to extend the Bears' lead to 5-2. Sophomore reliever Erik Martinez picked up the win for the Bears, improving to 3-1, logging 1.2 hitless innings of work.

Jared Goff

Nike welcomes Jared Goff to its sponsorship family by depicting, in cartoon fashion, Goff's 467-yard, six-touchdown performance in the Armed Forces Bowl and his touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler.