With four tandems still in the hunt for the NCAA women's doubles championship, The Conference of Champions constitutes half of the bracket's final four. Heading into Sunday's semifinals matches, one thing is for the sure: the next national champion will come from either the Pac-12 or the SEC.
Even though the regularly sunny skies of Austin, Texas saw a bit of rain Friday, the Pac-12 athletes looking to qualify for a trip to the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. shined.
Round of 16 singles action featured five women representing Pac-12 schools Friday in Urbana, Ill. at the NCAA tennis championships. However, after Friday's play, Saturday’s quarterfinals will feature just one Pac-12 player; Stanford's Nicole Gibbs.
Three Pac-12 women’s doubles teams took to competition Friday at the University of Illinois-hosted NCAA tennis doubles championships. With the lone men’s duo representing the Pac-12 eliminated in the first round on Thursday, it was left to the women to carry the Pac-12 doubles torch.
Every season is a journey and as such there is an end. Some ending’s are different than others but inevitably the journey comes to it’s completion.
With four men in action Friday, the conference was represented across one quarter of the remaining contestants in the NCAA singles tennis championship. But by competition’s end, none were left standing.
USC won its third national championship and Annie Park won the NCAA individual title as play wrapped up at the NCAA women's golf championships in Athens, Ga. Overall, four Pac-12 teams—USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona—finished in the top 10, while Stanford wound up tied for 13th and Oregon finished in 22nd.
The Pac-12 currently has three teams in the NCAA softball super regionals and No. 11 Washington kicked off the action Thursday, defeating No. 6 Missouri in extra innings in game one of a best-of-three series in Columbia, Mo.