Pac-Tending 06-30-10

"Life is all about how we handle the challenges we are given."
- California coxswain Jill Costello, who passed away from lung cancer last week.
The Creek remained in championship mode last week as the UCLA tried to add one more title to the bin in baseball.
Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the NCAA awarded the Elite 88 award to Andrew Workman, a junior on the Sun Devil baseball team.
Oregon State
In women's hoop, sophomore guard Haiden Palmer and freshman forward Angela Misa have elected to transfer while the Beavers signed JC transfer forward Anna Marchbanks.
In volleyball, the University of Washington will serve as host for the 2013 NCAA national volleyball championship Final Four.
In women's rowing, coxswain Jill Costello, succumbed to lung cancer.
In track and field, former Stanford athlete Erica McClain, won the triple jump title at the USA Track & Field Championships last week.
In football, receiver Paul Richardson, defensive back Shaquille Richardson and linebacker Joshua Shirley - all freshmen - were dismissed from school after being arrested for felony theft.
Arizona State
In track and field, assistant coach David Dumble was named as assistant coach of the year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In baseball, head coach Donnie Marbut was named as the 2009-10 CougZone Coach of the Year.
In track and field, Jeshua Anderson was named as the 2009-10 CougZone Athlete of the Year.
In men's hoop, Wazzu received a verbal commitment from guard Davante Lacy and sophomore guard Klay Thompson was named as a CougZone Athlete of the Year finalist.
In football, Wazzu received verbal commitments from a trio of Florida players and Oregon tight end/receiver Brock Lutes.
In men's golf, USC will host the 2012 NCAA championship.
In swimming, Wildcat swimmer Justine Schluntz was named as the Pac-10's Woman of the Year.
In football, former Texas defensive back Marcus Davis has transferred to Oregon.
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