Oct. 28, 2009
Senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson was one of two unanimous selections for the 2009-10 Preseason All-Pac-10 team. The Pac-10 also released the 2009-10 Preseason Media Poll which predicts Cal will finish third in the conference this season.
Gray-Lawson, a first-team All-Pac-10 selection at the end of 2008-09, was a unanimous selection by all 21 members of the media voting on the five-player preseason team. Gray-Lawson earned first team All-Pac-10 honors last season, averaging 12.2 points per game and being among the nation's leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio. She was also a 2008-09 honorable mention for Associated Press All-America honors.
Stanford's Jayne Appel was the only other unanimous selection. Also earning Preseason All-Pac-10 honors were UCLA's Doreena Campbell, Arizona's Ify Ibekwe, and Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen.
In the media poll, Cal was selected by the same panel of media voters to finish third in the Conference behind the unanimous pick for first place, Stanford, and Arizona State. Cal was in second place in the Pac-10 Coaches' Poll released last week.
The Cal women will host an exhibition game next Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at Haas Pavilion against Vanguard. Tickets for the exhibition game are free.
Cal's home opener will be on Sunday, Nov. 15 when they host Idaho State at 5:00 p.m. at Haas Pavilion. Tickets for that game and all Cal home games are onsale now through the box office. New this season, reserved seats are available in sections 15, 16, and 17 in addition to sections 1, 2, and 3. Call (800) GO-BEARS or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
2009-10 Pac-10 Preseason Media Poll
1. Stanford (21) 210 2. Arizona State 175 3. California 170 4. UCLA 158 5. USC 124 6. Oregon State 84 7. Washington State 81 8. Oregon 64 9. Arizona 57 10. Washington 32
2009-10 Preseason All-Pac-10 Team
Jayne Appel (un) (Stanford, F/C, Sr.), Doreena Campbell (UCLA, G, Jr.), Alexis Gray-Lawson (un) (California, G, Sr.), Ify Ibekwe (Arizona, F, Jr.), Jeanette Pohlen (Stanford, G, Jr.).