Jan. 31, 2013
BERKELEY - California senior guard Layshia Clarendon has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VIII Team, the organization announced Thursday.
Clarendon, one of 40 first team all-district selections across the country, will now be placed on the ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, an honor that would make her the first Golden Bear to earn the distinction in program history if she is selected.
Clarendon is joined on the District VIII team by Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike, Utah's Taryn Wicijowski, San Jose State's Ta'Rea Cunnigan and Utah Valley State's Sammie Jensen. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
The leading scorer for the Golden Bears is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Team selection in addition to being a 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award Candidate. She is an American Studies major at California with a 3.47 cumulative grade-point average with a focus on Gender and Media. A 2012 WBCA Honorable Mention All-American, Clarendon is averaging 15.0 points and 4.1 rebounds for the No. 6 team in the country and has led Cal to a 17-2 record heading into the weekend. She is just the 10th Golden Bear to crack the 1,500-point plateau and has 1,515 points in her career.