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Cal's Layshia Clarendon Inducted to Pac-12 Hall of Honor
Clarendon led the Bears to a WNIT Championship as a first-year for the women's basketball team
The Pac-12 Conference chose Layshia Clarendon as California’s representative to its Pac-12 Hall of Honor as part of the class of 2022. The Hall of Honor is the conference’s most prestigious honor of the greatest on and off-field contributions.
“The Pac-12 is honored to recognize the accomplishments of 12 incredible women and men who represent the very best of the Conference of Champions, on and off the fields of play,” Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said in a prepared statement.
Clarendon, a guard from San Bernardino, Calif., had a rockstar career for the California Golden Bears’ women’s basketball team. In her first year, she helped Cal win the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship in 2010. Her success in the post-season did not stop there. In her senior year, she led her team to the NCAA Final Four, the university’s first Final Four appearance in program history.
Clarendon completed her Cal career as a four-time all-conference team pick. She led the Golden Bears in scoring in 2011 and 2012, and her 1,821 all-time career points rank fifth in program history. She is tied for second for most games played at 142.
Clarendon was selected as the ninth overall pick in the WNBA Draft and has completed nine seasons in the league. She was also a member of the U.S. National Team from 2017 to 2020 and won gold at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.
In 2015, “Outsports” picked Clarendon as their “Female Hero of the Year” to recognize her support of LGBTQ+ athletes.
In addition to Clarendon, the 2022 class of the Pac-12 Hall of Honor includes:
Tanya Hughes, Arizona women’s track and field
Curley Culp, Arizona State football and wrestling
Jenny Simpson, Colorado women’s cross country and track and field
English Gardner, Oregon women’s track and field
Steven Jackson, Oregon State football
Tony Azevedo, Stanford men’s water polo
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, UCLA women’s basketball and track and field
John Naber, USC men’s swimming
Tom Chambers, Utah men’s basketball
Tina Frimpong Ellertson, Washington women’s soccer
Drew Bledsoe, Washington State football
The 2022 class includes 30 combined NCAA individual and team titles, 13 NFL Pro Bowl selections, eight Olympic gold medals, four NBA All-Star selections, two Super Bowl champions, one Pac-12 Player of the Century, and numerous philanthropists and social justice advocates.