Annual Event Recognizes Achievements in Academics, Athletics and Community Service
NCAA Final Four team will throw at the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday
California guard selected with the ninth pick
California senior is one of 12 invited to Monday's draft
Cal Women's Basketball
Cal vs Fresno St.
No. 6 California vs. Washington - AP Photos
Cal women's basketball
No. 7 Cal won 55-50
Cal Career: As a JUNIOR in 2011-12, WBCA All-Region honoree and WBCA All-American honorable mention...earned her first all-conference honor with her inclusion on the All-Pac-12 team...also named to the All-Pac-12 Media team...named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament team...earned second team Pac-12 All-Academic Team honors...became the most recent member of Cal's 1,000 point club, currently ranking No. 11 on the Cal career point list (1,230)...led the team in scoring with a 12.8 ppg average....went 6-for-9 from the field to score 12 points in the home opener against Sacramento State...had her first double double of the season, leading Cal to the upset over No. 22 Virginia with 16 points and 11 rebounds...had four steals, along with 13 points, against Santa Clara, with timely three-pointers in the game helping to stop a pair of Santa Clara comeback attempts...scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half at Colorado, fueling the Bears comeback...played all 40 minutes at Colorado and followed by playing all 40 minutes at Utah....scored 13 second-half points, including four in the final minute, to help the Bears secure the win over Washington State...scored 17 points at Stanford, including making a pair of free throws to tie the game and send it to overtime...became a member of Cal's 1,000 point club when she hit a jumper twenty seconds into the Stanford game...hit a game-tying three-point buzzer beater to send the USC game into overtime, though the Bears did end up falling 76-75...scored 27 points, hitting five three-pointers at Oregon...scored 20 points with three steals in the Pac-12 tournament championship game against Stanford...scored 33 points in the NCAA Tournament (16 against Iowa, 17 against Notre Dame), going 12-for-25 from the field.
As a SOPHOMORE in 2010-11, All-Pac-10 honorable mention...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...led the team in assists (119, 6th in the Pac-10) and was second in scoring (13.2 points per game, 9th in the Pac-10)....had a 1.09 assist-to-turnover ratio, best on the team (7th in the Pac-10)...began the season scoring in double-digits each of the nine of the first ten games...had a career-high 9 assists (with zero turnovers) against Saint Mary's...was named the MVP of the Colliers International Classic, scoring 35 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists, and three steals in the two games...had seven assists to one turnover against UT Arlington, also grabbed four steals...scored 24 points in the home victory over Arizona State, going 8-for-10 from the free throw line...had a well-rounded game at Oregon State, scoring 11 points with 8 rebounds, four assists, and two steals...had her first double double of the season with 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Oregon State...opened up the Pac-10 Tournament with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds against Washington...had her third 20-point game of the season by scoring 22 points in the Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal against Arizona State...averaged 13.3 points per game in the Pac-10 Tournament to lead the Bears...scored 20 points in each of the Bears WNIT games, going a combined 14-for-25 in the two games...it was the second time in her career she had back-to-back 20 point games...converted 14 of her last 15 free throw attempts to close out the season.
As a FRESHMAN in 2009-10, honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...started 28 games...was third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.9 points per game...led the team in free throw shooting percentage (78.7)...second on the team in assists (84)...averaged over 20 minutes per game coming off the bench for the Bears in the first nine games of the season...only missed three free throws during non-conference games...hit the game-winning shot against Saint Mary's in the first double-digit scoring effort of her career...had a breakout game at Long Beach State, scoring 21 points in 36 minutes on the floor...had six assists as well in the Long Beach State victory...had her first career start against Boston College...posted the first double double of her career with 20 points and 11 rebounds against BC...averaged 14.0 ppg in December...averaged 15.3 ppg during the month of November....flirted with her second career double double with a team-high 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds in the Pac-10 opener against Stanford...had eight rebounds, including five O-boards, in the regular-season road victory at Oregon...scored 29 points in the WNIT opener against UC Davis, also dishing six assists in the game....followed that up with a 13-point performance against Utah...totaled 23 assists in the WNIT Tournament games with a 2.09 assist to turnover ratio...was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line in the WNIT.
High School: 2009 WBCA All-American...2009 Parade Magazine fourth team All-American...2009 California Ms. Basketball Girls State Player of the Year...2009 CIF Division I Player of the Year...2008 CalHiSports.com State Junior of the Year...2008 Division 2A co-player of the year, CIF-State Junior Player of the Year and the HS GameTime Girls Athlete of the Year...member of gold-medal winning USA Basketball team at the 2009 FIBA U-19 Championships, held in Bangkok, Thailand...Cajon High team won the CIF title in 2009...finished her career at Cajon High as their all-time leader in points (2,875) and assists (944)...scored a school-record 51 points in a game...ranked No. 25 by Blue Star, No. 65 by All-Star Girls Report, and No. 67 by ESPN HoopGurlz...ranked the No. 15 guard by ESPN HoopGurlz...also played volleyball and ran track for three years.
Personal: Layshia Renee Clarendon was born May 2, 1991 in San Bernardino, Calif. ...daughter of Sharon and Curtis Clarendon...sister, Jasmine, graduated from Pepperdine University...has a Jack Russell Terrier named Bruschi...enjoys drawing and arts and crafts...American Studies major.