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indy Tran has found that she can Bootsma – both 2012 U.S. Olympic gold medalists – finished overcome pretty much anything that 1-2 in the 100-meter back at Olympic Trials last summer, with Franklin winning the title in London. Freshman Elizabeth Pellife can throw at her. ton is a 200-back specialist and rising U.S. star who can also vie

The two-time defending NCAA 100-yard with Tran for the title of the best backstroker in the land. backstroke champion and a junior at the Across the board, Cal has arguably its most broad-based colNo. 1 public university in the nation, the lection of talent in the pool than it has ever had, which is saying Cal swimmer nevertheless has had her a lot for a program that has won three of the last four NCAA share of obstacles. championships and produced the likes of Natalie Coughlin, Tran was a major contributor to the Dana Vollmer and Mary T. Meagher. Golden Bears’ back-to-back NCAA titles in Head coach Teri McKeever believes that her team, and Tran 2011 and 2012. She earned a total of six in particular, will be able to handle the increased competition. Cindy Tran All-America honors – and a Pac-12 All-Aca“Cindy can’t control what Rachel or Elizabeth may do,” said demic honorable mention – over that span. An emerging talent McKeever, who coached Coughlin, Franklin, Bootsma and internationally, Tran will be a Vollmer in London last sum“Watching my parents and watching their member of the U.S. team commer as the U.S. Olympic head work ethic made me improve mine. I’ve peting at the World Univercoach. “She can only focus on sity Games next summer in herself and being better than learned to enjoy working hard.” Kazan, Russia. she’s ever been. It’s human – Cindy Tran It’s no secret that her bignature to look at other peogest challenges in the 100 back over the next two seasons could ple, whether they’re next to you every day or you’re looking and should come from her own team – in the form of freshman at results on the internet. But what each person chooses to do Rachel Bootsma and future Bear Missy Franklin. Franklin and with it, that’s where the real work is.”

Life in Perspective Swimmer Cindy Tran Learns from Her Parents’ Struggle in Cambodia By Dean Caparaz ’90

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Cal Sports Quarterly Winter 12-13 Issue  

The 2012-2013 Winter issue of Cal Sports Quarterly

Cal Sports Quarterly Winter 12-13 Issue  

The 2012-2013 Winter issue of Cal Sports Quarterly

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