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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Bears battle Card in final dual meet

In a season filled with many memories of last year’s NCAA championship-winning Cal women’s swim team, none are stronger than this: a thrilling, 155-145 victory against rival Stanford in the Big Meet to close out the regular season. This time, the No. 1 Bears travel to Palo Alto to take
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No. 3 Trojans welcome No. 2 Bears

Senior Colleen Fotsch remembers defeating USC at home last year, but amid the great memory is the realization that she has never beaten the Trojans in USC’s home pool. Two years ago, when the meet was away, Fotsch and the Bears lost a closely contested matchup, 153-147. Almost exactly one
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Cal hosts tough Arizona schools

This weekend, the No. 2 Cal women’s swim team will play its last home meet of the season, which the squad hopes to finish in similar fashion to how it ended last year: with a National Championship. The Bears have not competed in over a month and are immediately thrust
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