Randle Wins 2009-10 Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal
June 9, 2010
BERKELEY - Former California guard Jerome Randle was named the 2009-10 Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal winner for the Golden Bears' men's student-athletes, as announced today by the conference. Hana Cutura from Cal's volleyball team won the medal for the Bears' women's student-athletes.
A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.
The Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners will be honored at the State Farm Pride of the Pac-10 Breakfast held in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Pac-10 Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments next March.
UCLA's Mustafa Abdul-Hamid was the only other men's or women's basketball player to win one of the medals this year.
Randle led Cal in scoring 18 times in 35 games, including a career-high 39 points at Washington State. The Pac-10 Player of the Year, he finished conference play fourth in scoring with 18.6 ppg and third in assists with 4.29 apg. After averaging 28.5 points in wins over Washington and Washington State, Randle was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week. He scored 24 points against UCLA in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament, passing Sean Lampley for first place on Cal's all-time scoring list. Randle finished his career with 1,835 points.
Most recently, Randle was named the MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after he averaged 13.7 ppg for the tournament, which ranked 15th among all players. In three games played, he shot 17-for-36 from the field, good for a percentage of .472 that ranked 22nd in the tournament. His average of 2.0 steals per game was tied for sixth best in the field. He led his team to the final before losing in the championship game.