KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- Reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year Arielle Ship has been named to the Watch List for the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the National Soccer Coaches Assocation of America (NSCAA) announced today.
The Watch Lists for the women's and men's soccer awards - the most presitgious in college soccer - were put together by each sport's respective NSCAA NCAA Division I All-America Committees and included 2015 All-Americans and All-Region selections returning to campus.
Ship, who earned Cal's first-ever conference player of the year award in women's soccer, was one of 24 players on the 36-member list that were named NSCAA All-Americans during the 2015 campaign. The native of Westlake Village, Calif. also earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors last season.
BERKELEY - Two multi-year award winners led the way for a total of four Golden Bears named to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC), the association announced Wednesday.
Serena Leong (2011-16) and rising senior Isabelle Castillo repeat as Scholastic All-Americans, while rising senior Zoe Draghi and rising sophomore Chelsea Shu each earned their first honors.
Cal's four honors are the most for the Golden Bear program since 2013, when five gymnasts earned Scholastic All-America laurels.
Women's Swimming & Diving
BERKELEY - Cal swimmer Rachael Acker added to her long list of accomplishments Wednesday when she was named the Pac-12's 2015-16 Woman of the Year, becoming the first Golden Bear to receive the honor in the 11-year history of the award. As a result, Acker is the conference's candidate for NCAA Woman of the Year.
An accomplished student-athlete in the pool, in the classroom and in the community, Acker graduated this past May with her degree in French. She plans to attend medical school next year after completing a 10-month program at the University of Rennes in France as a Fulbright Scholar.
An All-American freestyler, Acker was a member of Cal's 800-yard free relay that captured the NCAA championship in 2014, and she helped the Bears to the national team title a year later. She was also the 2013 Pac-12 champion in the 200-yard freestyle. Acker, who competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month in Omaha, Neb., earned a pair of medals swimming for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
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