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The top 10 moments in Cal sports this year: Part one

The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.

This is the first in a two-part installment of the top 10 moments from Cal sports this year. The last year was a memorable one in Cal athletics for a variety of moments. From softball’s run to the Women’s College World Series to the national titles for both swim teams, there were more great moments than we could fit. Read on to see which ones made our list.
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Junior Tom Shields was named 2012 NCAA Swimmer of the Meet after winning two individual NCAA titles and taking part in a first-place relay race.

Spring sports awards: Best male athlete

Best Male Athlete: Tom Shields Even on the best swim team in the country, Tom Shields has found a way to stand out. The junior All-American capped off another strong season by leading the Cal men’s swim team to its second consecutive national championship. Though 18 Cal swimmers qualified for
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MARCH MADNESS

As the NCAA tournaments progress, we will update this March Madness page with more content, with coverage from the First Four to the Final Four. Scroll down for features, columns, game previews and recaps, as well as podcasts, videos and blog posts.

Jorge Gutierrez is the first player in Pac-12 history to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors. The senior guard has cemented his legacy on the Cal program in his four years in Berkeley.

Heart and bones

Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez is the rare star who excels not just because of talent but through will, resolve and heart. Not yet graduated, the senior guard has already become a legend at Cal.

Most kids dream about hitting game-winning shots. As the clock ticks down in their imaginary NBA Finals or NCAA Tournament, they step back and release. Swish. Not Jorge Gutierrez. His dream scenario: diving for a steal and hurling the ball down court for a transition dunk. “I just want the
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