Forest, Harper Named to All-America Team

May 22, 2002

OKLAHOMA CITY - Senior pitcher Jocelyn Forest and senior third baseman Candace Harper were named to the 2002 NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-America second and third team, respectively.

This is the second such honor for Forest, who was also selected first team All-Pac-10, and first for Harper, who garnered second team All-Pac-10 considerations.

Forest has tallied 25 wins thus far in 2002. She has won her last six decisions including four complete games at the NCAA Regional May 16-19, which allowed Cal to advance to its fourth consecutive Women's College World Series and seventh overall.

She joins four-time All-American Michele Granger as the only Cal pitcher to win 20 or more games all four seasons. She has 346 strikeouts this year, a conference best, in 255.2 innings of work.

Harper is the Bears' all-time leader in career doubles with 49. She also broke the single season record for doubles against Oregon State May 11 with her 18th. Harper is first all-time in games played, at-bats and total bases. In all, the Stockton native is among the top five all-time at Cal in eight of 10 offensive categories.

The two seniors sing their swan song when the 2002 WCWS kicks off Thursday, May 23 as Cal faces Oklahoma (49-14) at 10:30 a.m. The contest will be televised on ESPN.

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