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Blazing Trails to Brighter Futures
With the enthusiastic support of men’s tennis coach Peter Wright, Bear Trax has become a fixture at Haas Pavilion and the Hellman Tennis Complex. The program, which is part of the national Youth Tennis Advantage, serves hundreds of inner-city youth through a comprehensive program of tennis, academic tutoring and life skills education.
spring 2010 DEPARTMENTS LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS.............. 2 SIDELINE REPORT........................... 4 WHERE ARE THEY NOW?............. 16 2010 SPRING SEASON PREVIEWS....................... 18
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS......... 34
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SPRING HOME EVENTS CALENDAR...................... 36
FEATURES Fight of a Lifetime
10 All-Americans in Football Recruiting Class
Coxswain on the women’s rowing team, a major in political economies of industrial societies, and vice president for the Panhellenic Council. Jill Costello’s life was in fast-forward until she was jolted with the diagnosis that she had lung cancer. Over the past year, her teammates and a growing community have rallied to help and support the senior from San Francisco.
Head coach Jeff Tedford and his staff signed a 20-player recruiting class for the 2010 season that features 10 high school All-Americans. The entire group been ranked as high as 11th in the country, while the linebacker corps has been judged the nation’s second best.
Senior water polo player Stephanie Schnugg is part of a large extended family that has happily called the University of California and Spieker Aquatics Complex home for over 40 years. Those four-plus decades of “Golden Bear Schnuggs” contain a list of achievements, both in and out of the pool, as expansive as their family tree.
Three members of the Cal women’s golf team – sophomores Joanne Lee and Daniela Holmqvist and senior Roseanne Niven – have had the rare opportunity to test their skills against some of the world’s premier players in major tournaments ranging from the U.S. Open to the British Women’s Open. The experiences provided them with a host of stories and cherished memories.
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Athletics Sandy Barbour
Dear Friend of Cal Athletics:
ometimes a simple “thank you” conveys as much meaning as a thousand words.
Especially in these challenging times, I truly want to thank each and every one of you who have supported Cal Athletics throughout the years. You have been there through thick and thin to make dreams come true for the thousands of student-athletes who have devoted so much of their own time, energy, blood, sweat and tears to make Cal Athletics what it is today and build the foundation for what it will become. With that in mind, I want to applaud our supporters for all you’ve done and take a couple of minutes to celebrate some of what we’ve all accomplished working together. For many years, our facilities have lagged behind the pace set by the accomplishments of our student-athletes. But thanks in large part to your support, that is changing, and the result of the building underway in Strawberry Canyon will soon put them on par with the excellence our student-athletes, coaches and staff members have exhibited for years. Check out the busy crews currently constructing the Student-Athlete High Performance Center. With each passing day, the 142,000 square-foot project that will support more than 400 student-athletes on a daily basis is closer to a reality. And in June, the retrofit and renovation of Memorial Stadium will begin in earnest. This fall represents the final season for Cal football in the current stadium conditions. Although we will play elsewhere in the Bay Area in 2011, when the action returns to campus in the fall of 2012, it will be to a modernized stadium that will still respect the architecture and historic character of the Memorial Stadium we have all come to love. Your contributions have also helped our student-athletes continue with their tremendous success on their respective playing fields and in the classroom. Earlier this spring, our men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams combined for eight individual NCAA titles, giving us at least one national championship for 37 consecutive years! Our overall graduation success rates are also at all-time highs and continue to rise year after year with our commitment to academic achievement. Our accomplishments have been tremendous, but we know our work is far from over and many more challenges lie ahead. As we work to shape the future of our department, we will count on your support more than ever to help us continue to make Cal Athletics the best experience possible for all Golden Bears. At the start of these new endeavors, I thought now was the perfect time to just catch our breath for a minute, regroup, smile and say thanks. Quite literally, we cannot do it without you. Thank you! Now, let’s get back to work. There’s so much more to be done!
SPRING 2010 ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Sandy Barbour DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Steve Holton DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS/SWA: Teresa Kuehn Gould SENIOR ASSOCIATEAD/ INTERCOLLEGIATE SERVICES: Foti Mellis HIGH PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR: Keith Power EDITORIAL STAFF 349 Haas Pavilion Berkeley, CA 94720 EDITOR: Herb Benenson CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Scott Ball, Dean Caparaz, Melissa Dudek, Anton Malko, Kyle McRae, Tim Miguel, Anna OlesonWheeler, Jeremy Wu, Allison Yee DESIGN: Evan Kerr PHOTOGRAPHY: John Todd (www.goldenbearsports.com), Michael Pimentel, Kelley Cox, Melissa Dudek, John Dunbar, Evan Kerr, Anton Malko and Molly McClure, among others ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 195 Haas Pavilion Berkeley, CA 94720 510-642-2427 email@example.com ATHLETIC TICKET OFFICE (800) GO BEARS For daily updates on Cal Athletics, including schedules, press releases and player profiles, visit the department’s official website at CalBears.com. ON THE COVER Men’s tennis coach Peter Wright and assistant coach Tyler Browne, with organizers and participants in the Bear Trax program, at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Photo by Kelley Cox.
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SIDELINE REPORT Football Schedule Updated for 2010 Season
al fans should take note that four game dates have changed on the Golden Bears’ 2010 football schedule from the slate that was announced earlier this year and appeared in the winter issue of the Cal Sports Quarterly. Most significantly, the 113th Big Game will now be played on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Memorial Stadium, one week earlier than previously stated. The change was necessitated due to a conflict with Stanford’s final exam schedule. As a result, two other Pac-10 road games needed to move from their original dates. The Bears will visit Arizona on Sept. 25 and travel to Washington State on Nov. 6. In addition, Cal’s first road contest of the year at Nevada has been moved up one day to Friday, Sept. 17 to accommodate an ESPN2 telecast. The game will kick off from Reno at 7 p.m. The new alignment allows for a bye the first week of October. The Bears will also conclude the season with consecutive home games against Oregon, Stanford and Washington.
2010 Cal Football Schedule Sat Sept. 4 UC Davis Sat Sept. 11 Colorado Fri Sept. 17 at Nevada Sat Sept. 25 at Arizona Sat Oct. 9 UCLA Sat Oct. 16 at USC Sat Oct. 23 Arizona State Sat Oct. 30 at Oregon State Sat Nov. 13 Oregon Sat Nov. 20 Stanford Sat Nov. 27 Washington
The Cal men celebrate their secondplace finish at the recent NCAA swimming & diving championships.
Golden Bears Swim to 8 National Titles
Cal Men Take Second, Women Third at NCAA Championships
al’s men’s and women’s Shield came through with a victory in the swimming & diving teams 100 butterfly. completed a stellar 2009-10 The total number of NCAA wins matchcampaign in March, combining for eight es the school record of seven set by the individual NCAA crowns. The Golden 1979 Bears, who captured the first of two Bear men finished as the national runner- straight national team titles. up – their highest standing in 24 years – while the Cal women placed third one year after capturing the NCAA team title. Under the direction of head coach Dave Durden, Liv Jensen Tom Shield Dave Durden who was named the 2010 National Coach of the Year, the Cal men recorded seven of the NCAA On the women’s side, Cal posted its third wins, with the 200 and 400 freestyle relays top-three finish in the past four years and and 200 and 400 medley relays all coming was led by Liv Jensen’s triumph in the 50 in first place. In addition, juniors Nathan free. Jensen out-touched runner-up Betsy Adrian and Damir Dugonjic repeated as Webb of Stanford, 22.04 to 22.07, after champions in the 100 free and 100 breast- Webb edged her by .05 seconds at the Pac-10 stroke, respectively, and freshman Tom championships.
Reserve Seats Now for Final Season in Current Memorial Stadium
ickets are now on sale for Cal football’s seven-game home schedule in 2010, giving fans an early opportunity to secure seats for the final campaign in Memorial Stadium before full renovation begins on the historic facility. With one of the top recruiting classes in the nation in the fold, Student-Athlete High Performance Center construction fully underway, and a seven-game home schedule on tap, 2010 is bound to be a memorable year.
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The Golden Bears kick off the season against UC Davis on Sept. 4, while also hosting Colorado, UCLA, Arizona State, Washington, Oregon and Stanford in the 113th renewal of the Big Game. Packages start as low as $115 for reserved seats in the Blue and Gold Zone. Visit the tickets link at CalBears.com or call 800-GO BEARS (462-3277) for complete information.
Gray-Lawson Wins Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
Cal Claims WNIT Championship
ehind 21 points from freshman DeNesha Stallworth and 17 points by senior Alexis Gray-Lawson, the Cal women’s basketball team overwhelmed Miami, 73-61, before more than 2,500 fans in Haas Pavilion April 3 to secure the Women’s National Invitation Tournament crown. “I am incredibly excited for this group,” head coach Joanne Boyle said. “They took the bull by the horns in postseason and said ‘We’re going to make the most of it.’ We decided to refocus and show people we can handle postseason play. I thought they did an unbelievable job just finalizing it all.” Following the victory, every member of
the Cal program – from Boyle to the team managers – took turns cutting down the net, surrounded by a court full of well-wishers. The triumph sent seniors Gray-Lawson, Natasha Vital and Lauren Greif out winners in the last game on their home floor. The Bears, who won six games in the WNIT, compiled a 24-13 overall record. After a 6-8 start, they finished 18-5 with the rookie class maturing greatly along the way. In addition to Stallworth, freshman guard Eliza Pierre added eight points, five rebounds and six assists against the Hurricanes, and the freshman frontcourt tandem of Talia Caldwell and Gennifer Brandon combined for 18 points and 19 boards.
Bears Crowned Conference Champs for First Time in 50 Years
efore the 2009-10 campaign, Cal’s last conference title in men’s basketball came in 1960 when first-class stamps were just four cents apiece, the average price for a new home was $16,500 and Xerox introduced the first paper copier machine. The world is just a little different now 50 years later, but the Golden Bears can once again be called league champions. Behind first-team All-Pac-10 guards Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher and second-team selections Theo Robertson and Jamal Boykin, Cal clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 crown with a decisive 62-46 victory over Arizona State Feb. 27
al senior guard Alexis GrayLawson was named the 2010 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation’s outstanding female collegian 5-8 and under who has excelled both athletically and academically. A three-time All-Pac-10 choice, the fifthyear senior is Cal’s career leader in threepointers made and one of the top three scorers in school history. She scored a school-record 47 points in the Bears’ win at Oregon State this past season. Last summer, Gray-Lawson was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the World University Games in Serbia. She was taken in the third round of the WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics.
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C then secure the outright title March 6 with a 71-61 win at Stanford. The Bears went on to reach the Pac-10 Tournament final for the second time and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 77-62 thrashing of Louisville in the first round. Cal finished the season with a 24-11 overall record and 13-5 mark in the Pac-10.
al players help Diane Ninemire celebrate her 1,000th win as Golden Bear softball coach, a 6-0 victory over Sacramento State April 7. Ninemire, in her 23rd year at the helm, is just the ninth Division I coach ever to reach the milestone.
Pac-10 Track & Field Championships Return to Berkeley Get in the Swing at Cal Baseball and Softball
ou know that spring is here when the Golden Bear baseball and softball teams start their home series and Pac-10 teams begin making their trips to the Bay Area. On the softball diamond, national powers Arizona, Washington and Oregon State will visit Levine-Fricke Field located just up Strawberry Canyon from Memorial Stadium. Cal entered the year ranked among the nation’s top 15 and is aiming for its 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth – the longest current streak in the Pac-10.
Over at Evans Diamond, the Golden Bear baseball team got out to a hot start with wins over Top 20 schools Arkansas and Rice early in the year. Arizona, Washington, Oregon State and UCLA all come to town for three-game weekend sets. Tickets for both sports are $8 for adults and $4 for seniors (65 and above). Admission for youth grades 12 and under, as well as Cal students, is free.
Pac-10 Home Schedules Baseball
April 1-3..............................Arizona April 16-18....................Washington April 30-May 1.......... Oregon State May 21-23............................. UCLA
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or the first time in nine years, the Pac10 Track & Field Championships will be on campus and will be contested over two weekends in May at Edwards Stadium. The men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon will take place on May 8-9, ahead of the rest of the competition, which will occur May 15-16. Tickets for this exciting event are now on sale. A limited number of reserved seats near the finish line for the May 15-16 dates are available for $25 for a two-day pass or $15 each day. General admission prices range from $8-20 for all-session tickets and are also available on a single-day basis. Admission is free to watch the multi-events. The easiest way to order is through the tickets link at CalBears.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase each day of the meet at the ticket kiosk outside the southwest corner of Edwards Stadium (near the corner of Bancroft Way and Fulton Street).
Ex-Bear Star Scott Fujita Gives Back to Community
ormer Cal linebacker Scott Fujita (1998-01), who won a Super Bowl ring earlier this year as a member of the New Orleans Saints, recently left the Crescent City after signing a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. But before he and his family left for Ohio, Fujita donated half of his $82,000 playoff earnings for two causes – post-Hurri- Scott Fujita waves to the cane Katrina coastal restoration Haas Pavilion crowd during in southern Louisiana and Haiti the Cal-Arizona State basketball game. earthquake relief. The action drew wide praise for the player who was voted the Saints’ Man of the Year in 2008 by his teammates, with New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Bob Marshall calling Fujita “a great role model for all New Orleanians.” “The reason I’m putting him on a pedestal is not because of his work on the football field, but because of what he has chosen to do as a citizen with the rewards of his labor,” Marshall continued. Despite having graduated almost nine years ago, Fujita, a former walk-on for the Bears, continues to follow his alma mater closely and even made a trip back to Haas Pavilion for the men’s basketball team’s Pac-10 title clinching win over Arizona State in March.
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At the recent Bear Backer Thank You Luncheon, Chancellor Birgeneau and his wife, Mary Catherine (above center), received the Cal Spirit Alumni Recognition Award, while Barry Baskin (left) was named the Golden Bear of the Year. In addition, John and Ginger Lamberson were named Bears of the Year, and Patrick Fisher was tabbed the Cub of the Year.
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BEAR TRAX Blazing Trails to Brighter Futures
By Jeremy Wu
ennis legend Arthur Ashe once asserted that “success programs out of parks or community tennis is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more courts with success, but it is believed that Bear Trax’s presence on a college campus important than the outcome.” For the Cal tennis program, having a in their communities and success in their affords some distinct advantages. “For some of our youth, being here gives hand in providing the tools and the vehi- personal lives. them a real upper hand,” said White. “Havcle for that journey is paramount. For the The achievements of the organization ing spent so much time on a college camGolden Bears, opportunity begets opportu- are the fruits of a truly collaborative effort. pus, they will never fear it. They’ve already nity, and for nearly a decade, Bear Trax has YTA executive director Loretta Conway been indoctrinated in the ways of a sucbeen at the center of that giving tree. describes the converging interests with cessful student and a successful athlete.” “We believe Bear Trax brings a special great pride. “We are a youth development Five days a week, youth and teens from experience to kids from communities who organization that uses tennis as a hook,” local communities converge on the Haas might otherwise never get the chance to she said. “The goal is to help children gradPavilion Team Meeting Room. There, acavisit the campus,” said men’s tennis head uate from high school and go to college; demic and life-skills advisor Cynthia Price coach Peter Wright. “This was an experi- but tennis is what we hope will inspire and a group of student volunteers work ence we thought we could provide and help them throughout their journey.” make a difference.” Bear Trax launched an after-school pro- one-on-one with the youth. On occasion, In 1999, Youth Tennis Foundation of gram in 2008 as it welcomed its new on- Price prepares and gives special presentaNorthern California and the National Junior site director, coach Thomas White. While tions on life skills that range from anger Tennis League of San Francisco merged to White comes become Youth Tennis Advantage, one of from a rich back“This was an experience we the most recognized and highly respected ground in tennis, thought we could provide and youth development organizations in the it is clear that he help make a difference.” country. The newly formed union sought is in his position to provide services that would nurture because he has a -Cal Head Coach Peter Wright hundreds of scholar-athletes each year and passion to see his fostered an intense dedication for serving youth mature and youth in inner-city communities through flourish as strong a comprehensive program of tennis and individuals both on and off the court. The management to time management and from academic tutoring. Through its programs, after-school initiative capitalizes on re- public speaking to personal nutrition. The the YTA’s goals are to promote the physi- sources available at the University in such group will role play everyday scenarios as cal, educational and life skills necessary to a way that has brought about a new syn- commonplace as shaking hands and meetprepare and empower youth for leadership ergetic effort. The YTA runs several of its ing strangers with the intent to cultivate all 8
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aspects of a strong, responsible young adult. After its time in the classroom, the group spends two hours on the courts at Hellman Tennis Complex. “It’s when kids have that ‘ah ha’ moment that is the most special,” said Price, whose own daughter is a product of a similar after-school Thanks to the generous program. “They own these new donations of supporters ways of living life, and watching such as Joanna Wong them grow is truly a privilege.” (Cal ’77), Bear Trax It was one day when Price was offers after-school academic tutoring and tennis waiting in her car to pick up her instruction programs. daughter that she was approached to join the YTA staff; and at one point, it was her child that needed the guidance. That daughter has since gone on to attend Harvard, and Price sees her involvement with the YTA as a way to not only help other parents, but to encourage youth by providing them with opportunities to achieve on the highest level. At the core of the Bear Trax team are the student volunteers who work hand-in-hand with the youth as tutors on an everyday basis. father taught him how to play tennis, the White puts a premium on ensuring that his time in the classroom and his time on the students complete their homework before court play off each other. “I really like the they are allowed on the court. The tutors idea that we get to study and get our homeand mentors are by-and-large responsible work done,” said Kim. “It makes playing for the academic progress of the youth that tennis more fun when we go out on the courts.” are a part of Bear Trax. A true ambassador for the tennis-acaThe same volunteers are also invaluable as mentors who provide real-life models demics model is Bear Trax’s own WesleyAugustine. While his initial desire was to maintain steady academic progress, his success in the classroom served as a boost to his play on the court. Through a point system on www.FirstServe.org that combines official grades and results in tennis tournaments, Augustine was the No. 1-ranked high school boy in the country in 2009. For his efforts, he won the USTA First Serve Student-Athlete contest and was presented with a Bear Trax alum Wesley Augustine received a USTA scholarship check for $5,000 by tenscholarship check from Andre Agassi last year. nis great Andre Agassi at last year’s for achievement in life. Jade Trinh, a third- Esurance Tennis Classic in Mill Valley. Wright, who serves as the second vice year business student at Cal, has been with the program for almost two years as president on the YTA board of directors, a volunteer. “You fall in love with the kids has made strides to ensure that the Bear and they fall in love with you,” said Trinh. Trax program is able to thrive. His Bears “You grow a deep connection with them meet in his office before practice so that and seeing them grow as individuals is coach White and Price are able to use the Team Meeting Room for tutoring and mensuch a reward.” For Seong Han Kim of Albany, whose toring sessions. Part of the Hellman Tennis
Complex facilities serves as a dedicated storage area for Bear Trax equipment. While use of the space and time on campus is considered an in-kind donation, the YTA relies solely on private funding for all of its operations. As a fervent supporter of YTA and its Bear Trax initiative, Cal alumna (’77 computer science) Joanna Wong (Lin) describes the program as a win-win situation for everybody involved. “The kids get the benefit of great tutoring and are immersed in a great environment at Cal,” said Wong. “For the university, as a public institution it is important that we show we are philanthropic. The hope is to inspire a whole community. From coaches to tutors to donors; everyone benefits.” For an organization that gives so much, there is no shortage of gratitude. However, gratitude goes both ways in this case. “Coach Wright is like a true angel. He has been our biggest supporter and truly believes in what we are doing,” said Price. “We receive a lot of generous gifts through people’s time and help but without coach Wright, none of what we do on the Berkeley campus would be possible.” For more information on the Youth Tennis Advantage and ways to help, please visit www.youthtennis.org. SPRING 2010
Fight of a Lifetime Jill Costello
Community Comes Together to Support Jill Costello’s Battle with Cancer
By Allison Yee oxswain on the women’s crew team,
rising senior majoring in political economies of industrial societies, and vice president of membership for the Panhellenic Council. Jill Costello’s life was in fast-forward last year with a schedule packed full of activities when a new challenge emerged. That new challenge: lung cancer. After helping the Golden Bears to a second-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships in Cherry Hill, N.J., Costello returned home to Berkeley wondering why a stomachache had not gone away after two weeks. A blood test revealed an exceptionally high white blood cell count, and her doctor urged her to go to the emergency room immediately. The San Francisco native headed across the Bay Bridge to the California Pacific Medical Center where doctors performed a series of ultrasounds, CT scans and x-rays.
inner strength. “I’m definitely a lot tougher than I thought I was,” she said. “I used to be afraid of needles and getting into machines. Now, I’ve learned to stay calm and meditate through everything.” In addition to learning more about herself throughout this journey, Costello realized the size and dedication of her support network from the moment she received her diagnosis. “I am so lucky to have all these people around me who are willing to do anything and everything they can to help,” said Costello. “When I was in the hospital, the hallways were crowded, and staff tried to have us tell all the guests to leave. Everyone just wanted to be there and be supportive.” Throughout the summer, family and friends, including Cal teammates and coaches, visited Costello to show their love and encouragement. Assistant head coach Sara Nevin brought the Pac-10 championship trophy from Costello’s varsity 4+ race as a reminder that she was Jog for Jill attracted nearly 1,000 participants and raised more than $45,000, helping increase cancer a champion. Head coach Dave O’Neill, awareness on campus. who was training with the U.S. National On June 9, four days after being admitted to the hospital, doctors team in Princeton, N.J., e-mailed Costello short videos. In August, Kappa Kappa Gamma sister Caitlin Wells organized diagnosed Costello with stage IV lung cancer, which had spread to her liver, breast and bones. Due to the aggressive state of the can- a team of over 100 members to participate in a charity walk in cer, she began chemotherapy the following day. Costello has com- Golden Gate Park benefitting the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. “Team Jill” raised $8,354 for lung cancer research pleted 13 rounds of chemotherapy and recently started radiation. The fight against cancer has helped Costello recognize her and was honored as the top fundraising team. The walk would 10
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only be the beginning of Costello and Team Jill’s work with the foundation. Costello began working closely with the Addario Foundation after the charity walk to educate people about lung cancer. “It’s a big focus of the foundation to change the face of lung cancer,”
“Without a doubt, the strength and attitude that Jill has shown has had a really big impact on our team,” said head coach O’Neill. “Seeing how she dealt with the news and, more importantly, the way she’s battled all these months has been a tremendous source of inspiration for everyone. We are all working hard to make this a happy ending.” As she continues to fight cancer, Costello is committed to “living as normally as possible.” Being a multitasker is ingrained in a coxswain’s job description as well as in Costello’s character. She is on track am so to graduate in May and continues to be lucky to involved in her sororhave all ity. Costello was recently involved with these Invisible Children and people led a book drive that collected more than around me 20,000 books for children in Uganda. She is who are also looking forward willing to racing in her final season with Cal crew. to do After graduation, anything Costello plans to conand every tinue working with the Bonnie J. Addario thing they Foundation, organizing events and coordinatcan to ing media campaigns. “It’s definitely somehelp thing I am committed to and something my ill heart is in,” she said. An avid traveler, Costello ostello hopes to spread cancer awareness on behalf of the foundation. In collaboration with the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute, the foundation is working with seven universities in the United States and another in Barcelona to develop a tissue depository. This would allow researchers to study samples in order to develop personalized treatments based on different genetic mutations and tumors. In addition to working with the foundation, Costello is also interested in attending business or law school in the future. Among Costello’s goals for this year: full enjoyment of her last semester in Berkeley, winning an NCAA championship and, most importantly, being put in remission. Lung cancer cannot hold Costello back. It only inspires her. “Cancer is here for a brief stay, but life goes on,” she said. “What I’ve learned is that roadblocks don’t mean you’ve hit the end of the road. It is that you need to find a new way around.” Donations to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation may be sent to 601 4th Street, Suite 215, San Francisco, CA 94107.
Jill Costello as a coxswain for the Bears (above). At right, former Cal teammate Danielle Michelsen (left) and Costello sport their Cal Crew Cancer Killers t-shirts.
she said. “People don’t know that it’s not just a smoker’s disease. Sixty percent of people diagnosed now are non-smokers or quit decades ago.” The stigma associated with lung cancer is the reason it receives little public attention and funding, according to Costello. The success of the charity walk in August inspired an event in Costello’s honor that brought the Cal community together. Jog for Jill, held this past Feb. 7, drew nearly 1,000 participants and raised more than $45,000. “I couldn’t believe how much people gave,” Costello said. “It brought a lot of awareness to cancer.” Sorority sister Darby Anderson worked with the foundation to create the personalized run. Jog for Jill was one of 13 runs on the foundation’s 2010 schedule, which includes two in China at the end of the year. Numerous Cal sports teams, sororities and fraternities participated in the 5K run through campus. Members of both the Stanford women’s crew and Santa Clara Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter also traveled to Berkeley in support of Costello. One of Costello’s professors pledged $40 for each point that the Cal men’s basketball team scored during its home game against Washington. After high-scoring contest that ended with 93 points for the Golden Bears, her professor wrote a check for $3,720. Cal women’s crew members, running as the “Cal Crew Cancer Killers,” continued to show Costello how much she has inspired them during her battle with cancer.
Family Legacy Stephanie Schnugg’s Family Has Played a Big Part in Cal Athletics for Four Decades By Scott Ball
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enior water polo player Stephanie Schnugg is part of a large extended family that has happily called the University of California and Spieker Aquatics Complex home for over 40 years. Those four-plus decades of “Golden Bear Schnuggs” contain a list of achievements, both in and out of the pool, as expansive as their family tree. Stephanie is the latest member of the Schnugg clan whose accomplishments at Cal would make any family proud. She is a key contributor on the Bears’ women’s water Stephanie Schnugg polo team that is vying for the program’s first national championship tournament bid since 2000. She is a two-time All-Academic honoree and a prospective member of the U.S. National Team. Beyond the pool and classroom, Schnugg is combining her art practice major with her long-time interest in health care in an internship at Oakland Creative Growth Art Center. 14
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These types of accomplishments have been a trademark of the Schnugg family ever since her father, Peter, followed his brother, Steve, to Cal in 1969 and helped establish the Bears as a collegiate water polo power. Yet Stephanie chose to attend school in Berkeley by her own accord. “My family history did influence me a little bit in coming to Cal, but at first I wanted to get away and was looking at attending school in southern California,” explained Schnugg, who grew up in nearby Alamo and attended Monte Vista High School. “I went to USC, UCLA and Cal on my recruiting trips. I knew USC and UCLA were successful (in women’s water polo) and I was told that I would not play much as a freshman. Cal was an up-and-coming
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program, so it was a matter of do I want to practice with, or immediately compete against, good players? I decided I wanted to play as a freshman, and after coming on my recruiting trip, I knew it (Cal) was the right fit - not just for athletics, but for the academics as well. Being the top public university in the nation was huge. “My dad was very neutral. I had to decide on my own, but he was very excited when I signed with Cal.” To get a sense of the depth of Stephanie’s family’s legacy at Cal, it is necessary to take a step back in time to when Spieker Aquatics Complex was called Harmon Pool and before Cal Aquatics held the national prestige it enjoys today. The first Schnugg student-athlete to attend Cal was uncle Steve Schnugg, who was a member of the Bears’ tennis team from 1967-71. Two years later, dad Peter came to Cal on a swimming scholarship to compete for his former water polo club coach in Concord, the legendary Pete Cutino, who at
the time coached both swimming and water polo for the Bears. By the time Peter Schnugg was a senior in 1973, he had led Cal to 25-1 record and helped propel Cutino and the Bears to their first NCAA championship in men’s water polo and the beginning of Cal’s dominance in the sport. Peter became Cal’s first NCAA Water Polo Player of the Year in 1973 after also earning All-America honors in swimming. He went on to be a member of the USA Men’s Olympic Water Polo team in 1980. Peter Schnugg’s success seemed to spur on more Schnugg-related water polo standouts. Cousin Mike Loughlin starred from 1974-77, where he was a member of three national championship teams and was a four-time All-American. Peter’s younger brother, John Schnugg, played for Cutino and the Bears from 1978-81. Cal water polo players have also married into the Schnugg family. Carlos Steffens, a three-time All-American who led the Bears to the 1977 NCAA title and was the
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“It doesn’t surprise me the number of college athletes we had come from our family, or that our sisters would meet other athletes and teammates,” said Peter Schnugg. “It was the way we were brought up. Everyone in our family was a big sports fan. But the fact that so many people ended up at Cal is a surprise. Everyone did well in school and it is amazing how much has happened at Cal. It has been kind of neat.” Now as a senior on the women’s water polo team, Stephanie Schnugg is looking to etch her own footnote to the list of family exploits at Spieker Aquatics Complex. She is one of seven seniors on coach Richard Corso’s squad that is working to bring the Bears to the NCAA Tournament. Schnugg, a 2009 honorable mention All-American, might even join her uncles as a Cal national champion. “Clearly, Stephanie has a great history in athletics and a great tradition in Cal sports,” said Corso, who was the USA men’s Olympic water polo coach in 1996. “She is doing everything she can to keep
1979 Pac-10 Player of the Year, later wed Peter’s sister, Peggy. In all, 15 of Stephanie Schnugg’s aunts or uncles attended Cal between 1967 and 1986 (Peter Schnugg had three brothers and nine sisters). Additionally, six of Stephanie’s cousins are currently attending school in Berkeley, including men’s water polo players Charlie Steffens and Bryan Schnugg. Charlie is the son of Carlos and Peggy Steffens and is one of the bright young stars on Kirk Everist’s men’s water polo team. He has been a two-year starter for the Bears and is an all-academic pick who earned a 4.0 GPA during the fall 2009 semester. Bryan, a sophomore, is the son of John and Meg Schnugg. Stephanie’s older sister, Julia, competed for the Cal women’s soccer team from 2005-07. In two generations, 25 members of the extended Schnugg family have sported the Blue and Gold.
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that tradition of excellence at a high level. I had to have her start as a freshman because she was such a great prospect when she came in (in 2006, Corso’s first season with the Bears). I think that was a real positive experience for her, and she has just gotten better every year. She is a big reason why the team has improved.” Stephanie Schnugg is also working on making things better for people outside the pool. In her internship at Oakland Creative Growth, she is getting an opportunity to work in two areas of interest, art and health care, as the downtown Oakland art gallery serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. Playing high-level collegiate water polo, excelling academically at the top public university in the nation and helping members of the East Bay community, Stephanie Schnugg is not just following the example of the talented Schnugg family, she is creating a legacy of her own.
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Brent Burns Has Had a Lifelong Attachment to Cal Track
rent Burns’ affiliation with Cal track & field began long before he suited up for the By Herb Benenson Blue and Gold. And that early exposure to the program and its coaches helped him develop a deep appreciation for the people and history that are Golden Bear track. Burns’ father, John, an elite javelin clearing 17-5.75, and won Pac-10 titles in 1989, ’91 and ’92. Durthrower as a collegian at Oregon, made ing his final collegiate season, Burns finished second at the 1992 the first family connection to Cal when NCAA championships, where he set a still-standing school record he moved to the Bay Area to train for of 18-8.25. the 1968 Olympics after graduating “I can’t speak highly enough of those guys,” Burns said of his from dental school. As a result, Brent Cal coaches, notably Miller and Hunt. “They really had an impact Burns got to know such notable Golden on me, not as an athlete, but as a person. Ed shaped a lot of who I Bears as Larry Cowling, Ed Miller and am as a dad. When you’re there as an athlete, that’s what’s imporBrent Burns Paul Rosati during their prime competi- tant. But when you’re done, being a person is what’s important.” tive years, and the elder Burns even served as the dentist for Erv Burns said he is especially appreciative of the patience both Hunt, Cal’s head coach from 1973-2002. Miller and Hunt showed when they helped “It was a pretty easy decision for me to him learn how to compete again after he come to Cal,” said Burns, who eventually broke an eardrum his freshman year, an inbecame the most accomplished pole vaulter jury that caused an imbalance that nearly in school history. “I looked a lot of other ended his career. schools when I was being recruited, but I After Cal, Burns continued competing knew the quality of the people involved, and through the 2000 Olympic Trials, when he that was what led primarily to my decision. I finished sixth despite a painful bone spur in knew the school was fantastic and that both his takeoff foot. Erv and Ed were people of quality and my “I loved competing, but I was 31 years parents felt could help shape young men. old, and I was done,” Burns recalled. “My It goes well beyond simply whether or not body was telling me it was time.” they can coach.” By then, Burns had earned his MBA from When he was 12, Burns began working the University of San Francisco to complewith his first pole vault coach, none other ment his bachelor’s degree in industrial than Ed Miller. Several years later after organization from Cal. He now serves as graduating from Acalanes High School in president and a founding partner of Asset nearby Lafayette, Burns reconnected with Dedication, LLC, a liability-driven investMiller, who was by then well established as ment firm for individuals. He is married to an assistant coach with the Bears. the former Kim Gallegus, a Cal cheerleader During his tenure at Cal, Burns quickly during her days has an undergraduate, and made his mark on the record book. He set Brent Burns was a three-time Pac-10 champion they live with their two young sons, Tyler a freshman record in the pole vault in 1988, in the pole vault. and Kyle, in Walnut Creek.
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alifornia baseball will be led by returning All-Pac-10 outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha, who had a breakout year in 2009, leading the Golden Bears with a .366 average, 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 43 RBI and a .444 on-base percentage. Cal’s 2010 freshman class was selected the 24th best in the nation by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The Bears’ newcomers includes left-hander Justin Jones, a seventh-round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox who was a two-time Cal Hi Sports all-state honoree and the 2009 Modesto Bee Player of the Year. Cal’s other weekend starters will be sophomore right-handers Erik Johnson and Dixon Anderson, who both excelled this past summer in the Northwoods League and were named the league’s top prospects by Baseball America.
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April 1-3 vs. Arizona Wildcats visit Berkeley for Cal’s first Pac-10 home series April 30-May 2 vs. Oregon State 2006 and ’07 NCAA champs visit Evans Diamond
al men’s crew returns a strong unit after capturing the 2009 Pac-10 championship and finishing as the national runner-up at the IRA regatta. Key returnees include senior James Long-Lerno, the ’09 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year after transferring to Cal last year, fellow seniors Sean Engel and Nareg Guregian, and junior Nick Lucey. All four competed at the Under-23 World Championships in the Czech Republic last summer. Cal is led by its second-year head coach Mike Teti, who recently was named to the 2010 Class of the National Rowing Hall of Fame. This past November, Cal swept Stanford in a trio of races at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival.
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April 24 vs. Washington Cal and Washington meet for the 99th time at Redwood Shores May 1 vs. Stanford Schwabacher Cup between schools dates back to 1902
ed by senior first-team All-American Iva Obradovic, Cal women’s crew looks for more glory in 2010 after winning the 2009 Pac-10 title and finishing second at the NCAA championships. Obradovic’s experience will be needed in 2010, as the Bears lost many key seniors from their ’09 squad. Two of the key returnees for head coach Dave O’Neill are junior Mary Jeghers, who won a silver medal in the eights at the Under-23 World Championships last summer, and sophomore Kristina Lofman, the ’09 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. As a freshman, Lofman competed in the varsity 8+ boat for the majority of the campaign, including at the Pac-10 and NCAA regattas.
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April 3-4 in Pac-10 Challenge Cal swept three races from Ohio State in last year’s event April 24 vs. Washington Golden Bears have won seven straight over the Huskies
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fter a strong showing in the fall that included two team tournament victories, Cal has plenty of reasons to be optimistic this spring. One of the most compelling is the hunger of a program that captured the 2004 NCAA title but has not returned to the event since. Another is the foursome of Eric Mina, Stephen Hale, Chad Vivolo and Michael Weaver. Hale and Mina are nationally-ranked veterans that both won individual titles in the fall, while Vivolo (transfer from Pepperdine) and Weaver (freshman) had excellent fall seasons with Vivolo taking sixth at the Spartan Golf Classic and Weaver tying for eighth at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.
fter a strong fall campaign that included a victory at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Washington, Cal entered the spring season ranked 10th nationally by Golfweek. Junior Pia Halbig, a third-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 selection last year, will lead a talented squad filled with fresh new faces. Sophomore Emily Childs transferred from Colorado where she was a first-team All-Big 12 honoree in 2009, and sophomore Daniela Holmqvist came to Cal from Tulane where she was the ’09 medalist at the Conference USA championships. The Bears are looking for their 11th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance and hoping for their first trip back to the national championships since 2006.
ead coach Theresa Sherry, the 2008 MPSF Coach of the Year, led the 2009 Golden Bears to the MPSF Tournament championship game, and she brings a revamped Golden Bear squad that features 12 newcomers into 2010. This year’s conference tourney will award the MPSF champ with an NCAA play-in game against the Atlantic-10 winner. Cal, which has appeared in three of the six MPSF finals to this point, earned a No. 3 ranking in the conference coaches’ 2010 preseason poll. Seniors Alex Tickner and Alyse Kennedy will marshal a talented midfield, while steady senior DennaFaye Herald anchors the backline in front of a new starting goalkeeper, junior Allie Shropshire.
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April 4 vs. Stanford Cal hosts rival and preseason nationally ranked Stanford April 25 vs. Fresno State Final home match could have MPSF Tournament implications
he 128th season of Cal rugby has tasked the Bears to replace 16 graduated players, including nine who started in the 2009 national championship and five All-Americans. Cal returns almost the entire backline that faced off against BYU in last year’s final, including scrumhalf Andrew Mase and fullback James Bailes along with four 2009 All-Americans – flyhalf Keegan Engelbrecht, center Colin Hawley, center-wing Blaine Scully and winger Dustin Muhn – all seniors who comprise what might be the most potent and experienced unit in American college rugby. The 2010 Rounds of 16 and 8 will be played April 16-18 in Santa Barbara and Marietta, Ga., followed by the national championships April 30-May 1 at Stanford.
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March 20 vs. Saint Mary’s Homecoming victory vs. Gaels was the last match on Witter Rugby Field until 2013.
al entered the 2010 season ranked among the top 12 teams in the country and will be seeking its 25th consecutive NCAA regional berth – the second-longest streak in the country and longest run in the powerful Pac-10. Last season, the Bears won the regional before falling at Florida in the NCAA Super Regional round. After losing just three starters from the 2009 squad, Cal looks poised for even greater success in ’10. Leading the way will be All-American junior pitcher/utility Valerie Arioto and fellow all-region first-teamers Marissa Drewrey and Jamia Reid. Head coach Diane Ninemire, who was recently inducted in the National Fast Pitch Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame, began 2010 just 30 wins away from 1,000 in her career.
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April 23-25 vs. Washington Key Pac-10 homestand against defending national champion Huskies April 30-May 2 vs. Arizona Perennial Pac-10 powerhouse Wildcats visit Levine-Fricke Field
he Bears return a solid core of players from a squad that earned a school-record 10th consecutive bid to the NCAA tournament last season. Junior Pedro Zerbini returns to hold court at No. 1 singles after playing just seven matches in the fall, and he will team with junior Jonathan Dahan, who is ranked 33rd in singles, to form Cal’s top doubles tandem. Freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt earned his first ranking at No. 106 and will step in to contribute from the second singles court, while junior Bozhidar Katsarov is on the threshold of crossing the 75-win plateau for career singles matches. Konigsfeldt and sophomore Nick Andrews team up to take the second court as the No. 49-ranked doubles team in the country.
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April 10 vs. Washington With Oregon visit April 9, the Pacific Northwest makes a visit to Berkeley April 17 vs. Stanford The Bears host Stanford in their final home match of the season
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al brings a stacked lineup into the 2010 season with sophomore Jana Juricova leading the way with a No. 2 singles ranking. The 2009 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and ITA Rookie of the Year, she captured the ITA National Indoor Singles title in November and returns to a team that is coming off two consecutive NCAA championship match appearances. As the defending NCAA doubles champions, Juricova and junior Mari Andersson lead a strong core of doubles teams. In addition, junior Marina Cossou holds the No. 10 singles ranking nationally. The Bears finished 22-5 a year ago and held a 7-1 mark in conferences matches for second place and a No. 4 final ITA ranking.
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April 2/3 vs. UCLA/USC Cal welcomes perennial Pac-10 powers to open conference play April 15 vs. Fresno State Bears celebrate Senior Day with a match against in-state rival Bulldogs
al will feature one of the better middle-distance corps in the country led Michael Coe and Mark Matusak – a pair of sub-four-minute milers – as well as Yosef Ghebray, a 2008 cross country All-American. The Bears will also be strong in the decathlon with Florida transfer Mike Morrison, a former SEC Freshman of the Year, and Kyle Mills-Bunje expected to do well. Senior Ryan Young returns after setting a school record in the javelin in ’09, and the nation’s fourth-ranked recruiting class will boost the team’s depth. Among the newcomers are James Brewer, a semifinalist in the 1500 meters at the 2009 World Championships for his native England, pole vaulter Connor Landry, a transfer from Cal Poly, and ’09 state high school champions Hammed Suleman (triple jump) and Chase Wheeler (long jump).
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April 10 vs. Stanford (Big Meet) 116th annual renewal of dual meet with Stanford May 15-16 in Pac-10 Championships Cal hosts conference meet for first time since 2003
enior Kimyon Broom leads the Bears onto the track in 2010 and will be seeking her third consecutive Pac-10 title in the 100-meter hurdles. Last year, she claimed the conference championship with a school-record 13.02 performance. Sprinter Cherrelle Garrett, runnerup in both the 100 and 200 at the ’09 Pac-10 meet, will be out for her first league crown. In the distances, sophomore Deborah Maier had a break-out cross country campaign, earning firstteam All-Pac-10 honors, and pole vaulter Allison Stokke could be one of the top performers in her specialty. The list of newcomers includes Sofia Oberg, the Swedish champion in the 800, Jasmine Joseph, a former state champion in the 400, and Angelica Weaver, who captured the U.S. crown in the 400 hurdles last year.
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April 16-17 in Brutus Hamilton Invitational Last year’s event attracted more than 15 Olympians May 15-16 in Pac-10 Championships Top track & field athletes from the West Coast at Edwards Stadium
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al returns five All-Americans from the 2009 season, including third-team selections Meghan Corso and Camille Hewko, and honorable mention picks Emily Csikos, Stephanie Schnugg and goalie Stephanie Peckham. Corso led the Golden Bears with 66 goals last season, while Hewko was third on the squad with 54 goals and was second-team All-MPSF and MPSF All-Tournament choice. Csikos, who was outstanding for Canada this past summer at FINA World Championships (15 goals in seven matches), was second on the Cal squad with 65 goals and was a member of the MPSF All-Freshman team. Schnugg tallied 26 goals in 2009, and Peckham notched 305 saves as a freshman last spring, establishing a school record for single-season saves.
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10 All-Americans Highlight Football Recruiting Class
alifornia signed 10 high school All-Americans to National Letters of Intent to highlight the arrival of 20 studentathletes to the Cal football program for the 2010 season, head coach Jeff Tedford announced Feb. 3 on National Signing Day. Cal’s 2010 class ranked as high as No. 11 nationally by Rivals.
“We feel like we addressed a lot of our needs and are very excited about the 2010 recruiting class,” said Tedford. “The class has a good balance of offense and defense, size and athleticism and speed. We’re looking forward to this group coming in and being able to compete early to make contributions to next year’s team.” Six of Cal’s recruits also rank among the nation’s top 100 players overall by at least one recruiting service, while another four are among the country’s top 300 players. The group is balanced with 11 offensive and eight defensive players, and one that is expected to play both ways in five-star Parade All-American WR/S Keenan Al-
Chris Adcock – OL
Listed as a four-star recruit by ESPN … ranks as ESPN’s No. 9 offensive guard and Scout’s No. 18 center … expected to play both positions at Cal … a PrepStar allregion choice who is rated the No. 119 player overall in Texas.
Keenan Allen – WR/S
A five-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout … expected to play both wide receiver and safety for the Bears … ranked No. 5 in the country on the Rivals250 list, while checking in as the nation’s top safety … the
2010 Cal Football Recruiting Class
Name Pos Ht Chris Adcock OL 6-3 Keenan Allen WR/S 6-3 Trajuan Briggs TB 5-11 Tevin Carter WR 6-3 Kaelin Clay WR 5-10 Michael Coley DB 6-2 Alex Crosthwaite OL 6-5 Coleman Edmond WR 6-1 Nick Forbes LB 6-0 Geoffrey Gibson OL 6-4 Austin Hinder QB 6-5 Gabe King DE 6-6 Adrian Lee CB 6-0 Chris Martin LB 6-4 Zach Maynard QB 6-3 Chris McCain LB 6-6 Terrance Montgomery WR 5-10 Jacob Wark TE 6-5 Cecil Whiteside LB 6-3 David Wilkerson LB 6-3
Wt 290 200 200 190 180 207 298 200 223 327 185 253 190 240 195 203 180 240 220 235
Yr Exp Hometown (Last Schools) FR HS Mesquite, TX (Dallas Christian School) FR HS Greensboro, NC (Northern Guilford HS) FR HS Pacoima, CA (Birmingham HS) FR HS Los Angeles, CA (Santee HS) FR HS Long Beach, CA (Poly HS) FR HS Hyattsville, MD (DeMatha Catholic HS) FR HS San Diego, CA (Cathedral Catholic HS) JR JC Kingston, NY (Pierce College/Kingston HS) FR HS Frederick, MD (Thomas Johnson HS) FR HS Las Vegas, NV (Bishop Gorman HS) FR HS Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs HS) FR HS Eugene, OR (South Eugene HS) FR HS Dallas, TX (Skyline HS) FR HS Oakland, CA (Grandview HS) JR TR Greensboro, NC (Buffalo/Grimsley HS) FR HS Greensboro, NC (Northern Guilford HS) FR HS Los Angeles, CA (West Adams Prep) FR HS Portland, OR (Jesuit HS) FR HS Newport Beach, CA (Newport Harbor HS) FR HS Danville, CA (Monte Vista HS)
len. LB Chris Martin, Cal’s other five-star recruit, joined Allen on the prestigious Parade All-America team in 2009. Other 2009 All-Americans joining the Bears include WR Kaelin Clay, OL Alex Crosthwaite, LB
Nick Forbes, QB Austin Hinder, DE Gabe King, LB Chris McCain, LB Cecil Whiteside and LB David Wilkerson. Six of the incoming high school All-Americans – Allen, Forbes, Hinder, King, Martin and Wh-
iteside – played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Cal’s group of linebackers is ranked No. 2 nationally by Rivals as Martin is joined by four other All-Americans in Forbes, McCain, Whiteside and Wilkerson.
country’s No. 5 athlete according to ESPN, which has him ranked No. 33 among all players nationally … played in U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl … named to the Parade All-American squad … had a huge season statistically as a senior with 145 tackles and eight interceptions on defense to go along with an astounding 53 offensive touchdowns.
SuperPrep All-Far West squad … has enrolled early at Cal for the 2010 spring semester and is practicing with the team during 2010 spring football workouts … ran for 1,513 yards and 21 TDs on 173 carries as a junior to earn allcity honors in Los Angeles before missing nearly his entire senior campaign with an ankle injury.
while also contributing 84 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles defensively to earn allcity honors on both sides of the ball … earned Southern League Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-city honors as a senior.
Trajuan Briggs – TB
A four-star selection of both Rivals and Scout … a member of the SuperPrep All-Far West team … totaled 42 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight TDs as a senior,
Ranks as the nation’s No. 14 tailback/slotback according to Tom Lemming … a PrepStar allregion choice … member of the
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Tevin Carter – WR
Kaelin Clay – WR
Ranks as Rivals’ No. 53 wide receiver nationally and the No. 79 player overall in California … began his SuperPrep All-American and All-Moore League senior season as a wide receiver before moving to the backfield for the
final four games … combined for 1,572 rushing and receiving yards and 15 TDs (eight receiving, seven rushing).
all according to Sporting News … earned all-state honors as a senior when he recorded 114 tackles and 15.0 tackles for loss.
Michael Coley – DB
Geoffrey Gibson – OL
Checks in on the country’s list of top safeties at No. 45 according to ESPN and ranks as the No. 16 player in the state of Maryland by Rivals … selected second-team all-state by ESPN and all-region by SuperPrep as a senior when he led his squad to an 11-1 overall mark, recording 65 tackles and 20 passes defensed … a three-year prep starter.
Alex Crosthwaite – OL
A four-star recruit by ESPN, Scout, Tom Lemming and Rivals … listed at No. 99 on the PrepStar Dream Team … ranks No. 26 among the country’s top offensive linemen according to Rivals … a member of the SuperPrep AllAmerica 290 squad as the No. 38 offensive lineman in the country … named a first-team Medium Schools All-American by MaxPreps as a senior.
Coleman Edmond – WR
Led all Southern California junior college players with 1,584 allpurpose yards in 2009 to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors for the Southern California Football Association’s American Division of the Pacific Conference … played a major role in Pierce College winning its first conference title since 1985 in his lone junior college season … posted 37 receptions for 718 yards and caught 11 TD passes in 2009.
Nick Forbes – LB
A four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals, as well as a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American … played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … pegged by Rivals as the nation’s No. 2 inside linebacker … the No. 73 overall player in the country over-
Ranks as the No. 4 overall player in the state of Nevada and No. 35 nationally among offensive guards, according to Rivals, while ESPN has him as the nation’s No. 36 offensive guard … checks in as the No. 5 overall player in Nevada and No. 87 among offensive tackles nationally according to Scout … helped his squad to a 4A state title and a 15-0 overall record as a senior.
Austin Hinder – QB
A five-star Tom Lemming recruit that the analyst also ranks No. 5 among pro-style quarterbacks nationally and the No. 38 player overall … earned national recognition after his senior season by playing in the U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl and being named a MaxPreps Small School AllAmerican … the 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year selection for the state of Colorado … completed 170-of-286 passes (59.4%) for 2,205 yards and 25 touchdowns with only six interceptions as a senior, when he also rushed for 889 yards and 14 TDs to lead the team to the state championship game.
Gabe King – DE
A four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … ranks as high as No. 5 among the nation’s top defensive ends according to Rivals and checks in at No. 30 on the Rivals250 list of the nation’s top players … played in the 2010 Army All-American Bowl despite missing all but one game of the 2009 regular season at South Eugene HS with a knee injury.
Adrian Lee – CB
Among the nation’s top cornerbacks listed by Rivals at No. 84 … recorded 21 passes defended as a senior, while adding 39 tackles and one interception to earn All-9-5A honors, leading his squad to a 12-1 overall record and the third round of the playoffs … spent his junior campaign as a running back before switching to the defensive side of the ball for his final prep campaign.
Chris Martin – LB
A five-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and Tom Lemming … ranks as high as No. 7 on lists of the nation’s top players, according to SuperPrep, and is Scout’s No. 1 outside linebacker nationally … started as a linebacker in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … named a 2009 Parade All-American after recording 97 tackles, 11.0 sacks and five forced fumbles as a senior … spent the 2008 season at Bishop O’Dowd HS in Oakland, recording 110 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.
Zach Maynard – QB
A transfer from Buffalo where he became the starter as a sophomore in 2009 and completed 218of-379 passes (57.5%) for 2,694 yards and 18 TDs with 15 interceptions … also added 455 yards and one TD on the ground in 2009 … passed for 1,635 yards and 20 TDs, and rushed for 1,404 yards and 14 scores during his senior season at Grimsley HS (Greensboro, N.C.) to earn all-area and all-conference honors.
Chris McCain – LB
A Rivals’ and Tom Lemming four-star recruit … ranks as high as the nation’s No. 10 linebacker according to Lemming … helped his team win the first league title in school history with a 3A MidState crown as a senior when he recorded 97 tackles, 16.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.
Terrance Montgomery – WR
Ranks as the nation’s No. 61 wide receiver by ESPN … earned first-team All-Los Angeles honors as a senior when he hauled in 42 receptions for 700 yards and 12 TDs, while adding a pair of scores on five kickoff returns to lead his squad to an 11-2 overall mark and a second consecutive Southern League title … the first West Adams Prep player to receive a scholarship from a Football Bowl Subdivision squad.
Jacob Wark – TE
Ranks as high as the nation’s No. 38 tight end by Scout … recorded 32 catches for 421 yards and three TDs as a senior to lead his squad to a 12-2 overall record, an appearance in the state title game and a second straight Metro League crown … played primarily defense for most of his prep career but blossomed as a tight end in his senior season.
Cecil Whiteside – LB
A four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and Tom Lemming … checks in as the nation’s No. 4 linebacker according to both Rivals and Scout (middle linebacker) … No. 38 on the Rivals250 list … a SuperPrep All-American … played in the U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl … recorded 108 tackles, 9.0 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries as a senior.
David Wilkerson – LB
A four-star recruit by Scout and Rivals … ranks as high as the nation’s No. 6 inside linebacker by Rivals and is on Scout’s list of top players at No. 216 and the Rivals250 list at No. 230 … a PrepStar All-American … recorded 6.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a 2009 senior.
Trio of Bears Gains Experience Playing against Some of the World’s Best Golfers
I Joanne Lee
cal sports quarterly
By Melissa Dudek
t is a balmy Fourth of July weekend in New England. You are standing off the green on the 17th hole at the Newport Country Club, a solid 60 feet from the pin. You pull your wedge out of your bag, take a deep breath, and chip the ball up into the air. You hold your breath, watching as it lands inches from the hole and slowly, slowly, slowly … falls in! The crowd behind you explodes in a thunder of applause. The television cameras beam your smiling face into the homes of the millions of people watching the U.S. Open in their living rooms. It is the stuff that golfers’ dreams are made of. Or in the case of Cal sophomore Joanne Lee, it is the stuff memories are made of. The 2006 U.S. Women’s Open Championship was the first of three U.S. Opens that the 21-year old has competed in. Lee also played in the 2007 Open at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C., and the 2008 Open at Interlachen Country Club in Minnesota. Lee is not unique among the Cal golfers in having experience playing against the world’s best as three members of the Bears’ top five have participated in major tournaments the past several years. Senior Roseanne Niven has a pair of professional tournaments under her belt, the 2009 Ricoh British Women’s Open at the historic Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club and the 2008 English Open. And sophomore Daniela Holmqvist played in two pro tournaments last summer in her native Sweden. It is one thing to play against the pros. Holmqvist has won against the pros – a 2009 Swedish Mini Tour event and the 2009 Volkswagen Söderberg Ladies Masters. Because of its timing right after the British Open, many of the European Tour pros ended up playing in the “Volkswagen Open” and found themselves staring up at Holmqvist’s name atop the leader board. Holmqvist herself, who held a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the tournament, refused to look.
“I tried to build up this notion that I was “After you putt, you hear the crowd take perience of these tournaments alone. Each several strokes back and had to play really in a deep breath,” she said. “That does not had a caddy, and all three took a slightly well in order to do something rather than help! You just don’t want to hear everyone’s different route in the selection of their ontrying to keep it up and play defensive golf, reaction to your putt. Especially when you course support system. Lee used a professional caddy in her which isn’t my game,” remembered Hol- have one that you know isn’t going. You mqvist. hear the crowd make ‘that noise.’ You can’t U.S. Opens. Bruce Hayes, a member of Her plans, however, were thwarted about get drawn into that. You have to stay more the PGA’s Champions Tour, is the father of one of her friends and helped her find 30 seconds before teeing off. in a calm state of mind and shut it out.” “The Golf Channel was out on the range All three of the Bears thoroughly en- professional caddies. Holmqvist and Niven with me,” Holmqvist said. “And then right joyed their experience playing with the best stayed a little closer to home. “My dad, Hans Holmqvist, caddied for before I was about to step into the tee box, in the game. The field in the British Open me,” said Daniela. “A lot of girls don’t like they wanted to hear some words before featured 47 of the world’s top-50 golfers. having their parents my final rounds. caddy for them, but The man was going for me it was good on about all these because he has things I was trying played professional so hard not to think sports for many about.” years (professional She managed to soccer in Sweden, return to her game Italy and Germany), plan, focusing on so he knows what it her course guide the is like to be in that whole time, never arena, feel that presglancing once at the sure and perform in leader board. the clutch.” “When I had my For Niven, it was last putt on my last her brother, Fergus, hole, I did not know who toted the sticks I had won,” Holand had the right mqvist said. “I had things to say to keep no clue whatsoever. her in the moment. I thought I did well All three of the because there were a golfers walked lot of people there.” away from the tourHer playing part“After you putt, you hear the crowd take a deep naments with more ner’s caddy was the breath. That does not help! You just don’t want to than just a treasure one who finally told hear everyone’s reaction to your putt.” trove of stories, her she had won. – Roseanne Niven, on playing in a experiences and a By the time she got professional tournament, shown with highlight reel of to the Golf Channel head coach Nancy McDaniel (left) memories. They got victory interview, an up close look at she had finally seen life on tour, a life a leader board. But it hadn’t sunk in yet. “One of the biggest things I learned at that all three are thinking of pursuing after “It was all like a bubble to me,” Hol- the British was that the players you see Cal. They also realized that it was a life not mqvist said. “None of it seemed real.” on TV, I used to think they were amaz- that dissimilar to their own. “I really liked the professional tour beIt seemed even less real when Holmqvist ing stars, but you realize they are just dogot together with some friends and watched ing the same things you are doing,” said cause it was so serious,” said Holmqvist. herself on the taped broadcast later on. “It Niven. “At first I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! “The way they practice, they are very was funny to see my swing from that per- That’s Michelle Wie,’ but then I realized efficient.” “I was playing ‘The British Open’ golf spective,” she recalled she is sitting and having lunch in the same Lee got her moments on the small screen place that I am sitting and having lunch. It course, but when I look back now, it is still just a golf course,” said Niven. “We would during her U.S. Open play. was cool that way.” “I chip in on 17 and all they can talk Lee did more than have a sandwich with play that golf course in almost the same about is my belt buckle,” laughed Lee. “I Michelle Wie. She played a practice round set up in another tournament. The overall became known as the girl with a belt buck- with her. She has also played with the likes picture is the same thing. It’s that walkle instead of the girl with the 60-foot chip. of Lorie Kane and Karrie Web and “just ing inside the ropes and that you have the I laughed.” about everybody,” she’ll tell you with a badge and you are in the player’s locker room with your name right next to Catriona For Niven, the surreal factor began on smile. the course. The players did not go through the ex- Matthew, that’s what made it fun.” SPRING 2010
Renaissance Woman Art, Travel Inspire Austrian-born Chapin Jackson
By Dean Caparaz ’90
world traveler and future art historian, Chapin taught at an international school in Vienna. They Jackson is the Renaissance woman of the did tons of travel with me as a little kid. They were biking with me through Normandy at six California lacrosse team. A junior midfielder for the Golden Bears, and a half months on the back of the bicycle. I just followed them. Jackson has excelled academically through They love to see the world and travel and experience it, and I cerher Cal tenure. Sporting a 3.6 grade-point av- tainly have the same interests.” A solid background in the financial realm was important to her, erage as a sophomore, she claimed a spot on the MPSF Academic All-Conference team in so Jackson took her share of economics, political science and Chapin Jackson 2009. Jackson earned Academic All-America business classes as a freshman. She also completed an internstatus twice (2006-07) while in high school at the Colorado Acad- ship for a financial advisor at Smith Barney the summer after her freshman year. emy in Denver. Jackson said that a history art class taught by Lisa Regan inOn the field, Jackson has been an important reserve in her Cal career, playing in all 18 games her freshman season and appearing spired her to pursue the subject as her major. “I absolutely loved it,” Jackson said. “That’s what got me in 16 games as a sophomore last year. hooked to start with. What kept me hooked Cal head coach Theresa Sherry says the was that the professors in this department at heady player will have a more defensive role Berkeley are incredible.” this season, once Jackson gets back on the “I’m taking a ‘Renaissance in Rome’ class field. Although sidelined for the start of 2010 right now,” she added. “And I was studying due to a leg injury, Jackson hasn’t let her setin Florence. It’s definitely different. It’s fasback dampen her enthusiasm for the current cinating because the humanists in Florence season. are completely different from the humanists “I’m having a great time here,” she said. in Rome. There’s a great little dichotomy “I love my teammates. I love my coaches; they’ve got going.” they’re so fabulous. Right now is not great, Jackson said that working for a private art but it’ll get better. My teammates have been collector in some capacity is a possible caso supportive, and I’m so ready to kill it this reer. In the meantime, she will continue to season. It’s going to be awesome.” spend her free time either playing lacrosse or Born in Vienna, Austria, Jackson visited her poring through her art books. birthplace last summer for the first time since “Part of doing well is loving what you do, leaving at the age of two. She later worked and that’s certainly one of the reasons I’ve as a nanny in France and then pursued Italian chosen art history,” she said. “I honestly love studies and the Italian language in Florence, to sit down and just read my books for hours. Italy. A world traveler with a passion for art history, That sounds pretty dorky, but I really do enJackson echoes her parents’ wanderlust. joy it. It’s fun to study hard.” “It’s how my parents are,” she said. “They Jackson studied in Italy last summer. 34
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High-Octane Engineer Rugby All-American Dustin Muhn Can Only Be Caught in the Classroom
By Anton Malko
enior Dustin Muhn (pronounced “Munn”) has been exposing a tough academic competitor, opponents’ weaknesses for four years on the rugby pitch at the too. Among Muhn’s favorite University of California, scuttling defensive blueprints with blazing courses have been Civil Engineering 120: Structural Analyspeed and crisp cutbacks. In the classroom as an architecture major sis; Civil Engineering 122: Steel and Design; and Architecture 160, and structural engineering minor, he’s been a Introduction to Construction. lot easier to catch while pursuing a degree that Being an architecture major is “very challenging and competiis by no means easy to attain. tive,” said Duffy. “They have to manage their time with an imDustin Muhn “Having a major of architecture alone is a mense amount of work. They get thrown so many really challengpretty life-consuming choice for most of these students, a full-time ing assignments, and they tackle them. It takes a special student to job,” said Yes Duffy, a 2002 Cal undergraduate and member of be able to juggle that major.” the Department of Architecture faculty who “You have to have two different mindsets,” taught Muhn as both a graduate student inMuhn said of balancing architecture and structurstructor and a lecturer. “I couldn’t imagine al engineering. “Architecture at Cal is very conwhat it would be like for an athlete. Anyone ceptual and asks you to create incredibly unique who is doing both is very impressive.” projects, often pushing the boundaries of what is Muhn grew up in Morgan Hill and attended realistic. Engineering asks you to think about how Live Oak High School, where he stood out in and why things happen. You continually draw rugby, football and track as well as the classfrom material you have already learned and everyroom, earning the honor of Male Studentthing has an explanation. It is sometimes difficult Athlete of the Year as a senior. to switch your thinking process in between classes “I saw Dustin compete at Live Oak and knew and can even get frustrating if you don’t adapt.” pretty quickly that he was a special athlete,” said As he approaches his graduation day, Golden Bears head coach Jack Clark. “It didn’t Muhn has committed to pursuing structake long to realize he had the academic mindset tural engineering as a graduate student. He to be successful at this University as well.” was accepted to the University’s Master of On the field, Muhn started as a freshman Structural Engineering and Mechanics of Materiand culminated his first season with two tries als program to begin this fall. in Cal’s national championship victory over As Cal rugby tries to engineer a winning path Brigham Young. He earned All-America honthrough the postseason to earn the 25th national ors after his sophomore and junior seasons, championship in program history, Muhn is near and was named Man of the Match on ESPNU the top of every opponent’s list of keys to stopfollowing Cal’s victory over British Columbia ping the Bears. Dustin Muhn makes precise cuts both in the in first leg of the 2009 “World Cup” series. And that seems to suit this future engineer The two-time Cal Scholar-Athlete has been architecture studio and on the rugby pitch. just fine. SPRING 2010
home events 2010 spring calendar
BAS CRW LAX SB
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BAS vs. Arizona
LAX vs. Denver WTN vs. UCLA BAS vs. Arizona BAS vs. Arizona WTN vs. USC CRW Pac-10 Challenge (women)
LAX vs. Stanford
BAS vs. Stanford
SB vs. Sacramento State
MTN vs. Oregon
MTN vs. Washington T&F vs. Stanford
WTN vs. Fresno State
BAS vs. Washington
BAS vs. Washington MTN vs. Stanford BAS vs. Washington
Track & Field (Edwards Stadium) Men’s Tennis (Hellman Courts) Women’s Tennis (Hellman Courts) Women’s Water Polo (Spieker Pool)
BAS vs. Oregon State SB vs. Arizona CRW vs. Stanford
SB vs. Arizona BAS vs. Oregon State
T&F Pac-10 Multis
BAS vs. Pacific
SB vs. Washington T&F Brutus Hamilton Invitational
SB vs. Washington BAS vs. Stanford CRW vs. Washington T&F Brutus Hamilton Invitational
SB vs. Washington LAX vs. Fresno State
T&F Pac-10 Multis
SB vs. Oregon State
SB vs. Oregon State
SB vs. Oregon State T&F Pac-10 Championships
T&F Pac-10 Championships
SB vs. Santa Clara
T&F MTN WTN WWP
Baseball (Evans Diamond) Men’s & Women’s Crew (Redwood Shores) Lacrosse (Memorial Stadium) Softball (Levine-Fricke Field)
BAS vs. San Francisco
BAS vs. Oregon State SB vs. Arizona
BAS vs. UCLA
BAS vs. UCLA
BAS vs. UCLA
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