Pac-12 Conference

2012 Volleyball Media Guide

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PAC-12 OLYMPIANS Pac-12 Conference has had a big influence in international competition, including with league ties participating, outpacing all other collegiate conferences. The which would have ranked fifth overall if the Conference was a nation. The Con- ference's 19 gold medals would have ranked fifth among all countries, as well. Individually, 89 total medals went home with Pac-12 athletes, including 51 golds. While in London, Pac-12 athletes also set five world records, two Olympic records, an American record and a collegiate track record. A couple of 'firsts' American woman to medal in the open water swimming event and Tunisia's Ous Addition - ally, the "World's - lete" was be- stowed upon former Oregon D u c k a n d American Ash- ton Eaton, af- ter winning the decathlon. An "All-American final" in wom- en's beach vol- ARIZONA Caren Kemner Melissa "Missy" McLinden ARIZONA STATE Tammy Webb-Leibl CALIFORNIA OREGON STATE Selina Scobie STANFORD Kristin Klein Bev Oden Kim Oden Nancy Reno UCLA Linda Hanley 1996 Laurie Lewis 8 Country USA USA Country USA Country Country Australia Country USA USA USA USA Country USA women's water polo teams featuring at least one athlete with Pac-12 ties, the Conference was virtually guaranteed three medals, and, indeed, a Pac-12 athlete stood on every level of the medal podium at the end of the tournament. Played at the most impressive venue Parade were packed for the gold-medal match ever duo on the sand, Walsh and May-Treanor not left empty handed, taking home the silver medal. Six former Pac-12 athletes representing two countries competed in the red, white and blue. In addition, two assistant coaches for the American squad had Pac-12 ties. The USA went on to win the silver medal in London. competitors won medals for nine different countries. Eight of the 12 Pac-12 schools were represented on the medal podium. USC led all universities across the nation with 25 total medals, California was third with 17 and Stanford had 16. The top-three gold-medal winning institutions across the country are from the Pac-12, with Stanford and USC each claiming 12. Cal had 11 to rank third, and UCLA's six medals tied for fifth. PAC-12 WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIANS Year USC 1988,92,96 1988 Year 1988,92,96 Year Year 2000 Year 1996 1996 1988,92 1996 Year USA 1968 TO LONDON 2012 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL / / PAC-12 Bibiana Candelas Nicole Davis Kathryn Ann Heck Debbie Landreth Brown Terry Place Brandel WASHINGTON Tamari Miyashiro Courtney Thompson COACHES Country Mexico USA USA USA USA Country USA USA OTHER Year 2008 2008, 2012 1968 1980 1980 Year 2012 2012

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