Bears head south in search of crown

Cal women’s swimming head coach Teri McKeever aims to lead Cal’s revamped team – with a total of eight new freshmen — to another NCAA championship this year. The first meet of the 2012-2013 season will begin in San Luis Obispo from Sept. 21 to 23 for the Cal Poly
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Junior Caitlin Leverenz garnered four first-place finishes — two individual and two relay — in the NCAAs this past weekend.

Back-to-back titles signal Cal dynasty

In sports, winning one championship makes a team historic. Having consecutive titles is what turns mere teams into dynasties. With its second NCAA Championship in a row — and its third in four years — the Cal women’s swimming team is on the verge of becoming the next swimming dynasty. This past
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Cal women’s swimming and diving wins national championship

The Cal women’s swimming and diving team repeated as national champions on Saturday in Auburn, Ala. The Bears finished with 412.5 points at Auburn’s James E. Martin Aquatic Center, well ahead of second-place Georgia (366) and third-place USC (325.5). Stanford and Arizona finished in fourth and fifth, respectively, in the tournament that
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Caitlin Leverenz has the Bears looking for a second consecutive national championship.

Follow my lead

Caitlin Leverenz missed the Olympic team by less than a second in 2008. Her Cal career has her ready to reach that goal.

In June 2008, a high school junior stepped up to the diving block by lane two in Omaha, Neb., and dove into the pool. Two and a half minutes later, she looked up at the scoreboard and saw her third-place finish. Caitlin Leverenz raced one of her fastest 200m breaststrokes
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Cal hopes to change its ways in Federal Way

For all of its excellent play and mental toughness throughout the regular season, the No. 1 Cal women’s swim team has never been in this kind of situation. The squad lost its first dual meet of the season to rival Stanford and looks to rebound at the Pac-12 Championships beginning
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