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Golden Crowns: Vaughn, Seliskar, Caldwell are Pac-12 Players of the Week for Baseball, M. Swimming, W. Basketball

Cal Women’s Basketball’s McKenzie Forbes is Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Cal junior Andrew Vaughn has a pretty solid glove too
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Andrew Vaughn is the Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week

Continuing where he left off last year, Cal junior slugging first baseman Andrew Vaughn picks up his first 2019 Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week award, partly also due to the team’s success in going 4-0 in sweeping Cal Poly on the road.

Through 7 games for Cal Baseball (4-3), Vaughn is hitting an unbelievable 0.524 (11 for 21) with an on-base percentage of 0.714 out of the 2-hole in head coach Mike Neu’s lineup. With 3 homers on the year already, Vaughn also has a really healthy slugging percentage of 1.000. The 2018 Golden Spikes winner as the best collegiate player in the country is cementing his status as one of the top pick (top 10 if not top 3) in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Golden Bears open their home schedule tonight (7:05 pm PT) when those St. Mary’s College Gaels make the short track from Moraga for a 4 game series. Don’t miss watching one of the best in the country in action while he is still sporting that Cal uniform.

Andrew Seliskar is the Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week

Winning two races in a dominant Senior Day showing in his final regularly scheduled home dual meet of his career, Cal’s other Andrew earns yet another Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week award. Seliskar will next concentrate on repeating as the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year by dominating at the Pac-12 Championships next week.

Andrew Seliskar also won the last Pac-12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week award two weeks ago after the Bears’ dominant meet against the USC Trojans.

Last year, Seliskar set two Pac-12 titles at the Pac-12 Championships in 400 IM and 200 Breast. Despite all of his Pac-12 success, Seliskar is still seeking his first individual NCAA championships and is a great bet to get that elusive title(s) from Austin next month.

Recee Caldwell is the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week; Teammate McKenzie Forbes is the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Even earlier in the week, two members of the Cal Women’s Basketball also garnered Pac-12 honors.

Thanks to two huge home wins over the Arizona schools (69-60 over No.17 ASU and 82-76 comeback win over Arizona) that cemented Cal’s 2019 NCAA tournament bid (most likely), Golden Bears got some love from the weekly awards.

Recee Caldwell, the graduate transfer from Texas Tech, averaged 22 points in the two games as an outside threat for the Bears. This is her first Pac-12 Player of the Week award. In addition to her role as the leading facilitator on the squad, her 11.9 points per game is 2nd on the team in Pac-12 play behind Kristine Anigwe.

Also draining some key 3’s was Cal freshman McKenzie Forbes, particularly in the win over Arizona when she scored 17 points in the 4th quarter and OT. The sharp shooting earns her a Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honor.

The Pac-12 regular season ends this weekend for the Golden Bears at the Washington schools. Bears face Washington on Friday (7pm PT) before a trip to Washington State on Sunday (noon PT).