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Former Pac-10 Commissioner Passes Away

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Former Pacific-10 Conference Commissioner Wiles Hallock passed away at his home Monday morning. He was 91. Hallock was Commissioner of the Conference from 1971-1983.

Prior to joining the then-Pac-8 Conference, Hallock was Commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference and had held positions in college athletics at the NCAA, University of California and University of Wyoming.

Husky Alumni Rowing Update

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Megan Kalmoe and her partner Ellen Tomek won gold yesterday in the double sculls at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Kalmoe then turned around three hours later and subbed into the quadruple scull, helping the U.S. to a second gold medal.

Recent grad Katelin Snyder coxed the women's eight to a silver medal, finishing just a half a second back from the Germans.

Brett Newlin and Giuseppe Lanzone picked up bronze in the four, closing out a very successful day for the Huskies.

Complete results and recap can be found here.

And last, not an alumnus yet, but here's a profile on Husky Rob Munn, member of the national champion and UNDEFEATED 2009 freshman eight:

Brockman Talks NBA Draft

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The Sacramento Kings' official website - Kings.com - posted this YouTube clip the day after the NBA Draft last month. 

Women's Golf Blawg: Andrea VanderLende Excited To Come To UW

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Mary Lou Mulflur announced the hiring of former Florida Gator player Andrea VanderLende as an assistant coach last week. She officially starts at Washington on Aug. 1 and will be a guest blawgger for the UW throughout the season. She decided to get a jump start and submitted an entry on Monday! Andrea VanderLendeLife is truly an adventure and can be extremely exciting. That is how I feel about making one of the biggest moves in my life.  I am trading in my blue and orange for purple and gold and coming to the Pac-10 which is the best conference in the country right now.  Yes, you can say I am excited. 
 
Upon graduating from the University of Florida, I knew I wanted to stay in golf but was not sure where the industry would allow me to excel and make a difference.  It was while working at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina with the Junior Program that I started to see myself coaching. With that in mind, I have spent the last few years trying to acquire the skills and insight it takes to build a strong foundation for coaching.  I know I am ready and what could be better than being Coach Mulflur's assistant coach.  Who wouldn't want to learn from the best! 
 
The University of Washington's golf program is outstanding and offers their student athletes every opportunity to excel on and off the course.  I was thrilled to see the new indoor practice facility and what golfer wouldn't want to call Washington National their home course. 

The last time I played Washington National was at the NCAA Championship my freshman year.  The course and Seattle left a lasting impression and who would have known I would be calling it home eight years later. 
 
In a few short weeks, I will have the move behind me and will be able start preparing for a great season ahead.  I am looking forward to meeting the UW staff and especially our student athletes.  With the help of understanding co-workers and my Garmin, the University of Washington will feel like home in no time.

Lincecum To Start All-Star Game

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capt.4a9a1573a8d940c2a35e969fc0835fb4.giants_athletics_baseball_oas114.jpgNot surprisingly, former Husky Tim Lincecum has been named the National League' starting pitcher for the All-Star game tomorrow night in St. Louis.

Lincecum, who last pitched for the Dawgs in 2006, when he won the Golden Spikes Award, will square off against American League starter Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The game air live tomorrow night (Tue., July 14) at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Fox.

Here's the Associated Press story on Lincecum being named the starter on gohuskies.com. And here's a brief story from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Also, on the subject of Lincecum, here's a link to a terrific story in the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, published on Saturday.

Prugh Ends Up Tied For 17th At Nationwide Event

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Husky grad Alex Prugh finished tied with two others at 9-under 276 on the Nationwide Tour event being held in Clarkston, Ontario, Can., this weekend. Prugh struggled on Sunday and shot a 1-over 72 in the final round of the (quite a mouthful!) Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic Presented by Samsumg.

Prugh entered the final round tied for 11th, but only managed two birdies on Sunday after hitting 13 of them during the first three rounds. Husky senior Chris Killmer manned the bag for Prugh during the weekend.

Prugh entered the tournament No. 3 on the money list this season and Sunday's final result should not alter his status greatly.

Friberg Ties For 34th At U.S. Open

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Former Husky Louise Friberg finished the LPGA's U.S. Open being held at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., tied for 34th. Friberg shot a 4-over 75 on Sunday and ended the tournament tied with five others at 11-over 295.

Friberg had missed the cut in the previous 11 events she had entered. The 34th place finish was her best of the season and earned Friberg $20,702.

Congrats to Friberg!!

 

Husky Pro Tour Golf Notes From Saturday

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This weekend, a couple of Husky pros are playing well on the LPGA and Nationwide Tours.

Louise Friberg is representing the Husky women  at the LPGA's 2009 U.S. Open in Bethlehem, Pa., and is tied for 23rd at 7-over (75-72-73=220) after three rounds. Friberg, who lettered for Washington from 2000-2003, was 2-over on Saturday  and is nine strokes behind  leader Cristie Kerr (2-under overall) .

On the Nationwide Tour, Alex Prugh has been making a steady climb all weekend long. On Saturday, he jumped into a tie for 11th place after he began the third round tied for 29th. Prugh, who lettered at Washington from 2004-07, shot a 4-under 67 for a second-consecutive day to move to 10-under overall at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic Presented by Samsung. Roger Tambellini leads the tournament at 18-under.

Friberg 28th at U.S. Open; Kamimura Named Head Coach at WSU

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Former Husky standout Louise Friberg is tied for 28th after two rounds of the LPGA U.S. Open at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. Friberg is 5-over for the tournament and shot a 1-over 72 on Friday. Cristie Kerr tops the leaderboard at 3-under overall.

After a stellar rookie season in 2008, Friberg has struggled to find her swing in 2009. She has missed the cut in her last 11 LPGA events this season, but hopefully this week's results from Pennsylvania will get her back on track.

In other news, former Husky Kelli Kamimura will be named head coach at Washington State University. That makes three former Husky players [Mary Lou Mulflur, Kamimura and Nancy (Kessler) McDonald at Cal] leading Pac-10 programs!!

Wallace Falls in Back-and-Forth PNGA Semifinal Match

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Darren Wallace lost a seesaw battle to Josh Anderson in match play in the semifinal round of the PNGA Amateur Championships on Friday. Wallace trailed Anderson by two strokes after 10 holes, but mounted a furious comeback. Anderson bogeyed No. 11 to allow Wallace to gain a stroke, but Wallace returned the favor by scoring bogey on the Par 3 No. 12.

Wallace closed the gap back to 1 down on No. 13 when he scored par and Anderson bogeyed. He evened the match on No. 16 with a birdie, but immediately fell back down a hole on 17 when he scored bogey and Anderson scored a par. Needing a big finish on 18, Wallace birdied the Par 4 hole and Anderson scored a par to force extra holes.

On the 19th hole, the Par 4 No. 1, Wallace bogeyed and Anderson scored a par to win the match and advance to the finals. Anderson will face No. 1 seed Tyler Mathews in Saturday's final.

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