Pac-Tending 05-13-09

"Our objective is to change behavior. Our objective is not to punish and sanction."
- NCAA president Myles Brand after the latest APR report showed no large school penalties and an overall increase of three points from the last report.
It is springtime at the Creek and conference teams continue to sit at or near the top in baseball, track and field and rowing this week.
In addition, six Pac-10 softball teams received NCAA bids while four women's tennis teams made the Sweet 16 and UCLA captured their fifth consecutive women's water polo title.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the new APR [Academic Progress Rate] reports were released and seven Pac-10 schools received public recognition.
Oregon State
In administration, Jacqueline Babich was named as the compliance coordinator at Oregon State.
In men's volleyball, USC lost the NCAA title match to the Anteaters of UC-Irvine.
In men's hoop, point guard Kamyron Brown has elected to transfer out of the program.
In baseball, senior first baseman Brent Milleville was named as the conference's player of the week.
In track and field, junior Kyle Schauble finished ninth in the decathlon and sophomore Angela Jensen finished 10th in the heptathlon at the Pac-10 Combined Events championship.
In baseball, Wazzu swept Oregon and defeated Portland to improve to 14-7 in conference play and 26-20 overall on the year.
Arizona State
In baseball, junior pitcher Josh Spence is out for the season after suffering a tendon strain in his left hand.
In football, the Sun Devils received a verbal commitment from running back Deantre Lewis.
In men's hoop, Washington received a verbal commitment from forward Desmond Simmons.
In baseball, freshman pitcher Dixon Anderson was named as the conference's pitcher of the year.
In track and field, freshman heptathlete Ryann Krais scored a personal-best 5606 points at the Pac-10 Combined Events championships to give her an automatic berth in the NCAA championships.
In women's hoop, Arizona hired Amber Whitford as an assistant coach.
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