April 29, 1999
BERKELEY - Becky Staubes, a 5-10 point guard from San Diego Mesa College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Cal beginning with the 1999-2000 season, head coach Marianne Stanley announced today.
"We're thrilled to have Becky join our basketball program," said Stanley. "She has demonstrated a positive, winning attitude in a very successful junior college program."
"Becky brings much needed poise, depth and leadership to the point guard position. We're expecting her to contribute immediately. She's an excellent floor leader, who can score from the perimeter or by taking the ball to the basket."
Staubes is coming off an outstanding junior college sophomore season. The San Diego native was selected Pacific Coast Conference MVP after leading her team to a 23-7 record, averaging a team-best 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.6 steals per game. Staubes also earned second team all-state and played in the California junior college All-Star game, along with her future teammate Nicole Ybarra (Sacramento City College).
In two seasons with Staubes as its floor leader, Mesa College posted a combined 50-11 record and won two conference championships. Over those two seasons, Staubes averaged 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.1 steals per game. She was selected first team all-conference both years.
Prior to attending Mesa College, Staubes finished a stellar basketball career at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, where she was named first team all-league and second team All-CIF as a senior. She attended El Cajon Valley High School for three years before transferring to Scripps Ranch.
"Overall, Cal was an excellent basketball and academic decision, " said Staubes. "The Cal basketball program is on the rise. Coach Stanley and her staff have a great reputation. I look forward to contributing to the team's future success."
Staubes is the fourth player to sign with the Golden Bears for next season. She joins 5-8 point guard Nicole Ybarra (Elk Grove, CA/Sacramento City College), 6-3 center Genevieve Swedor (Auvernier, Switzerland/New Mexico Junior College) and 6-0 guard/forward Amber White (Harbor City, CA/Narbonne High School).