June 25, 2008

Pac-Tending 06-25-08



"We played them twice here and they're a better team than we are."

- Stanford head baseball coach, Mark Marquess, after the Cardinal lost to Georgia in the College World Series and were the last Pac-10 team eliminated from post-season play.



The championship season is now officially over at the Creek and the Pac-10 has collected 13 NCAA Championship titles for the year - the second-highest total ever for a conference and one title shy of the record of 14 - also recorded by the Pac-10 in the 1996-97 season.

Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, bids to host the 2012 through 2016 men's basketball Final Four have been submitted and include a bid sponsored by Arizona State University.





California

In women's soccer, sophomore forward Kelly Menachof transferred to Colorado.



Oregon State

In women's rowing, seven athletes were named as 2008 National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.



Stanford

In baseball, the Cardinal lost to Georgia and were eliminated from the College World Series.



Washington

In track and field, the Huskies signed 13 track and field athletes including distance ace Christine Babcock.



Arizona

In men's hoop, the Wildcats received a verbal commitment from forward Greg Smith.




WSU

In track and field, freshman Jeshua Anderson ran a 49.28 to win the 400-meter hurdle title at the 2008 USA Junior Track and Field Championships and was named as the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.

In soccer, former defender Allison Scurich, was named as an assistant coach.

In men's hoop, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from Xavier Thames.



Oregon

In track and field, head coach Dan Steele was named as the conference's track and field coach of the year.



Arizona State

In football, running back Shane McCullen gave a verbal commitment to the Sun Devils.

In women's track and field, heptathlete Jacquelyn Johnson was named as the conference's women's field athlete of the year.



USC

In men's track and field, senior Lionel Larry was named as the conference's men's track athlete of the year.



UCLA

In football, the Bruins received a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Donovan Edwards.





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