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McKeever Receives National Accolade

Cal women's swimming coach Teri McKeever was named Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association.

McKeever led the Bears to an eighth place finish at the U.S. National Championships, where she was named Coach of the Meet.

Junior Natalie Coughlin, the NCAA Swimmer of the Year, won four individual and two relay medals at the meet.

McKeever received Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors earlier this year after Cal's five event wins and a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships.

While McKeever has twice been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year and was presented the National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy last year, this marks her first national coach of the year award.

Cal men's coach Nort Thornton received the same honor in 1985.

The award was announced Friday at the ASCA World Clinic in Las Vegas, Nev.

Hoops' Smith Will Miss Start of Season

The Cal men's basketball team will be without the services of senior guard Donte Smith for at least the beginning of its season.

Smith, who averaged 1.1 points and 0.6 rebounds last season, suffered a partial tear of his quadriceps tendon and underwent surgery yesterday.

He is expected to be out at least until December and possibly until the start of Pac-10 play in January.

While Smith was often the last man off the bench last season, he was expected to play a more prominent role after incumbent point guard Shantay Legans transferred to Fresno State.

"He had a great summer working with the team, and now he's out for a while," Cal coach Ben Braun said. "We need him as a combo guard."

The loss of Smith leaves the Bears with less depth behind their point-guard rotation of junior A.J. Diggs, an occasional starter last year, and freshman Richard Midgely.

M. Golf Takes Lead At Mid Pines

The Cal men's golf team took a nine-shot lead after day one of the Mid Pines Intercollegiate in Greensboro, NC.

The Bears shot a 282 and a 287 at the Mid Pines Country Club to finish at 7-under through the first two rounds. Cal's Michael Wilson leads the field with back-to-back rounds of 69 to put him at 6-under heading into the final day of the tournament. Ball State's Kenny Cook and Virginia Commonwealth's Ted Brown are just one shot back of Wilson.

Fellow Bears Peter Tomasulo and Jeff Hood are tied for seventh at 3-under, while J.R. Ruda and Christian Schunck are in a tie for 23rd at 3-over.

East Carolina trails the Bears in the team standings, followed by Wichita State, Ball State and Virginia Commonwealth. The third and final round tees off tomorrow at 8:45 a.m Eastern Time.


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