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Golden Nuggets, 7/2: All things Cal Athletics

Big things happening in Berkeley

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Aside from the three positive tests for coronavirus, there are big things happening in Berkeley to start the month of July. As we round second base, or emerge from halftime of the year 2020, July not only marks the seventh month of the year but also sees a pivotal mark towards the fight to have collegiate athletics this fall.

Most decisions for the fall athletics calendar are set to be made this month and with the team’s return to campus for voluntary athletic activities underway, there are a lot happening on campus.

We’ll round those up for you, so you don’t have to go looking.

Camryn Bynum leads the way as a first-team All-Pac-12 on Lindy’s list.

Bynum led the way as a first-team CB while Cameron Goode and Christopher Brown Jr. made the second-team. Jake Curhan, Kuony Deng, Chase Garbers, Tevin Paul and Michael Saffell were each selected to the third-team.

Cal women’s water polo names locker after Brigitte Donner Daws.

The Brigitte Donner Daws Memorial Locker fundraiser was started at the same time, with the goal of raising $5,000. Donner played water polo at Cal from 1998-2002 but recently passed away with her unborn child. You can make a donation here.

Tzu-Yi Chang named an All-American Scholar.

Chang finished the women’s golf season as the first to win an Academic-All-American Scholar award since 2017. She finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.65 in her first year at Cal.

Stuart Shiff, family establish Mark Bingham Rugby Back Row Endowment.

In honor of Mark Bingham, Stuart Shiff and his wife, Josie, established the Mark Bingham Rugby Back Row Endowment. “While Shiff and Bingham never knew each other personally, their commonalities as Cal graduates, rugby players, and back row players, as well as Bingham’s well-documented bravery on Sept. 11, inspired the gift.”

NWSL Bears return to action.

Ifeoma Onumonu and Emily Boyd each saw action in the NWSL’s first weekend of action while Arielle Ship is set to be on roster for the Utah Royals FC in their debut. Boyd recorded two saves in her season debut.