Who was that singing the national anthem before the Cal-Oregon State basketball game?

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The multi-talented Katie Benz can hit the back of the net and the high note.

For those who attended Haas Pavilion on Saturday night, some of you may have wondered this: Who was that songbird that sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” before the Cal-Oregon State basketball game? The vast majority of the fans probably did not know the singer, but they should have. It was none
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Break on through (to the other side)

Katie Benz was in the midst of a breakout senior year for the Cal women’s soccer team when she was sidelined with a broken leg. Now she is leading the team from the sideline.

As Katie Benz sits on the bench and watches her teammates play in the last home match against Utah, all she can notice is how slow the time is moving on the clock. Every second seems to stretch out longer than the last one, every pass slower than the previous.
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Bears bring new found attack to Arizona

When star striker Katie Benz had her career season cut short by a leg injury, the Cal women’s soccer team turned to sophomore forward Rachel Mercik to take the reins of the offense. Mercik knows all too well what Benz is currently going through – Mercik broke a bone in
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Bears hang with No. 3 Bruins to a scoreless draw

Despite a 0-0 draw against No. 3 UCLA on Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium, Cal women’s soccer team might have played their best game of the season. Although the Bears failed to snap their goal drought against the Bruins, a tie against one of a top-5 team can be momentous
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Bears’ offense fizzles in first action without Benz

Although the No. 17 Cal women’s soccer team prides itself on its depth at the forward position, its weekend trip north to the Evergreen State showed that quantity cannot replace injured forward Katie Benz’s quality up front. The five forwards in the squad combined for one goal this weekend against
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Bears prepare for road ahead without Benz

Since star striker Katie Benz suffered a season-ending injury at Santa Clara on Sunday, the No. 21 Cal women’s soccer team has affirmed that the rest of the season will be dedicated to Benz. “We are more motivated than ever now because we are going to play for Katie,” forward
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