Women’s basketball: Gottlieb named Pac-12 coach of the year; 3 Bears on all-conference team

On the heels of an historic season, Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year and three Bears players were selected to the all-conference first team.

Brittany Boyd, Gennifer Brandon and Layshia Clarendon all were named to the all-Pac-12 squad while Boyd and Eliza Pierre were voted onto the All-Defensive Team.

Cal’s women earned a share of their first-ever conference title this season, posting a 17-1 league record. The Bears are 27-2 overall headed into the Pac-12 tournament. Both win totals are records in the 39-year history of the sport at Cal.

Brandon and Clarendon were repeat all-conference selections.

Boyd, a sophomore, averaged 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.8 steals per game.

Brandon, a Wade Watch Trophy and Ann Meyers Drysdale Award candidate, averages 12.4 points and 11.0 rebounds.

Clarendon, a Wade Watch Trophy candidate, Naismith Award candidate and a Senior CLASS Award finalist, leads California with 15.9 points per game – a mark she has increased to 17.6 in conference play. 

Stanford junior Chiney Ogwumike was named Pac-12 Player of the Week and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.

The Pac-12 women’s awards are chosen by the media.


Jeff Faraudo