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Layshia Clarendon - California
San Bernardino, CA
It wasn't just her golden Mohawk but Clarendon herself who excelled on an off the court as a senior. Earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors from media and the league's coaches, and was as a candidate for national honors such as the Naismith Award and Wade Trophy. The Pac-12 women's basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year, she also is a contender for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award with a 3.47 GPA as an American Studies major. Her 27 points vs. South Florida propelled Cal to Sweet 16 for just second time ever. Also helped Golden Bears post first 30-win season in school history and snap rival Stanford's 81-game conference winning streak. 2011-12: Earned All-America honorable mention (WBCA) and All-Pac 12 honors (media and coaches) after leading Cal in points per game. Capped season with 17-point effort in NCAA Tournament game vs. eventual Final Four team Notre Dame. 2010-11: An All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick after leading Cal in assists (6th in conference) and ranking second in scoring (9th, Pac-10). PREP/MISC: 2009 MaxPreps California Player of the Year, she was a reserve for Team USA in the U19 FIBA World Championship in Thailand, playing behind Skylar Diggins and Samantha Prahalis.