Pac-Tending 06-25-08

"We played them twice here and they're a better team than we are."
- Stanford head baseball coach, Mark Marquess, after the Cardinal lost to Georgia in the College World Series and were the last Pac-10 team eliminated from post-season play.
The championship season is now officially over at the Creek and the Pac-10 has collected 13 NCAA Championship titles for the year – the second-highest total ever for a conference and one title shy of the record of 14 – also recorded by the Pac-10 in the 1996-97 season.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, bids to host the 2012 through 2016 men's basketball Final Four have been submitted and include a bid sponsored by Arizona State University.
In women's soccer, sophomore forward Kelly Menachof transferred to Colorado.
Oregon State
In women's rowing, seven athletes were named as 2008 National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.
In baseball, the Cardinal lost to Georgia and were eliminated from the College World Series.
In track and field, the Huskies signed 13 track and field athletes including distance ace Christine Babcock.
In men's hoop, the Wildcats received a verbal commitment from forward Greg Smith.
In track and field, freshman Jeshua Anderson ran a 49.28 to win the 400-meter hurdle title at the 2008 USA Junior Track and Field Championships and was named as the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.
In soccer, former defender Allison Scurich, was named as an assistant coach.
In men's hoop, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from Xavier Thames.
In track and field, head coach Dan Steele was named as the conference's track and field coach of the year.
Arizona State
In football, running back Shane McCullen gave a verbal commitment to the Sun Devils.
In women's track and field, heptathlete Jacquelyn Johnson was named as the conference's women's field athlete of the year.
In men's track and field, senior Lionel Larry was named as the conference's men's track athlete of the year.
In football, the Bruins received a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Donovan Edwards.
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