California and Louisville meet Sunday at 3:32 p.m. (PT) on ESPN
Cal and Georgia tip-off at 6:40 p.m. PT on ESPN in Spokane
California and LSU meet Saturday at 8:32 p.m. (PT) on ESPN2
Four Bears acknowledged for academics
Cal Women's Basketball
No. 7 Cal won 55-50
Cal vs. Notre Dame (NCAA Second Round)
Cal vs. Stanford - March 10, 2012
Cal vs. Stanford (AP - 3/4/12)
Cal Career: As a JUNIOR in 2011-12, was named a Pac-12 All-Defensive team honorable mention...named a Pac-12 All-Academic team honorable mention...finished the season ranked sixth in the Cal record book with 203 career steals (42 in 2011-12)...played in 34 games with one start (the first game of the season at Rutgers)...scored 11 points with 4 assists in the win against Santa Clara after having five assists the previous game (at Saint Mary's)...had four steals at Utah, her third four-steal game of the season...played a pair of very solid games against Utah and Colorado at Haas, scoring eight points (hitting a pair of three-pointers) with three assists and two rebounds against Colorado...went 5-for-7 against Stanford in the regular-season finale, scoring 10 points...closed the season scoring in each of the last fifteen games...had five assists and three steals in the NCAA Tournament first round game against Iowa.
As a SOPHOMORE in 2010-11, Pac-10 All-Defensive team selection for the second year in a row...Pac-10 Media All-Defensive team...ended the season with 90 steals, fourth-highest single season total in Cal history...her 2.6 steals-per-game ranked 34th among all NCAA Division I players and led the Pac-10...had a 1.06 assist-to-turnover ratio (8th in the Pac-10)...started 34 games for the Bears...scored 10 points against Rutgers with 6 assists... scored 7 points with 10 rebounds against Saint Mary's... had a career-high 8 steals and a career-high 12 points at New Mexico...averaged 4.5 steals per game in the first six games of the season...went 6-for-8, scoring 13 points against UT Arlington...had 8 assists and 7 points against USC...tied her career high with 13 points at Oregon, also logging 4 steals in the game...scored 12 points in back-to-back games at UCLA and at USC, her first back-to-back double digit point performances of the season...pulled in eight rebounds at home against Oregon...had nine steals in the Pac-10 Tournament, the most of any Pac-10 player...opened the WNIT with 12 points and 9 rebounds against Cal Poly.
As a FRESHMAN in 2009-10, was the only freshman to earn a spot on the five-person Pac-10 All-Defensive team...led the team in steals (71), just missing a spot in the Cal record book top-10 single-season steal totals (would have needed 74 to tie for 10th)...fourth on the team in blocked shots (11)...played in all 37 games, starting 23 times...hit nine free throws in her Cal debut, scoring 11 points...also had four steals in her first game as a Bear...logged six steals against Southern, including getting steals on three straight possessions...had at least one steal in nine of her first 10 games...logged four blocked shots in her first eight games...earned her first career start against Nevada, scoring three points with a then-season high five assists...had 10 steals, 8 assists, and 13 points in the home series against the Washington schools...had a balanced game against Oregon, scoring seven points with nine rebounds, five assists, and five steals...had an equally balanced game at Arizona State, with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and two steals...followed that performance up with by scoring 8 points with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in the regular-season finale against Stanford...had 12 assists, 11 steals, and 4 blocked shots in the WNIT Tournament.
High School: 2009 McDonalds All-American...2009 second team All-State...2009 Player of the Year and 2009 Athlete of the Year in the San Gabriel Valley... ranked No. 22 by ESPN HoopGurlz, No. 61 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report...No. 3 rated point guard by ESPN HoopGurlz... led John Muir High to four Pacific League championships...also ran two years of track at JMHS.
Personal: Eliza Valencia Pierre was born Mar. 13, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. ...played club basketball for West Coast Premier and Pacific League...wants to be a firefighter...enjoys dancing...African American Studies major.