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Smart And Sporty

Five Trojan teams recently earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for their outstanding performance in the classroom.

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USC baseball, men's volleyball, women's cross country, women's golf and women's tennis teams all earned the awards, which are based upon teams' commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR) within the top 10 percent in their respective sports. A team's APR comprises eligibility, retention and graduation.

This recognition comes just around a week before the latest class of USC student-athletes graduates. Student-athlete commencement takes place on May 11 at the Galen Center.


Trophy Time

During the Trojans' game vs. Colorado on Saturday, USC's female student-athletes were presented their trophy and check for winning the 2015-16 Capital One Cup.

The Capital One Cup recognizes NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative performance across multiple men's and women's sports. The Women of Troy earned their first ever Capital One Cup Trophy by winning two national championships (water polo and beach volleyball) and posting eight total Top-10 finishes (lacrosse, volleyball, golf, swimming, track and indoor track) last season. USC's spring sports helped catapult the program from 17th place at the end of the winter season to the top overall spot.

As part of the presentation, Capital One also presented USC with a $200,000 check for student-athlete scholarships.

Currently, USC's women's soccer, volleyball, golf, cross country and swimming programs are working to keep the Women of Troy atop the college athletics totem pole. Women's swimming heads to the SMU Classic on Friday, while volleyball faces Oregon in Eugene on Friday night. Women's golf will start play in the Stanford Intercollegiate tournament on Friday as well.

21 Pilots

Heading into the 2016-17 season, representatives from each of USC's 21 sports met on top of the AT&T Center for the annual "All 21" photo shoot. The AT&T Center, just two miles from campus, overlooks the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, where the Trojans call home.

Top row, from left to right: Nick Bell (men's water polo), Nina Kelty (lacrosse), Rebekah Ent (cross country), Anika  Apostalon (women's swimming), Eric Sloan (men's track & field), Courtney Jaco (women's basketball), Karen Chung (women's golf), Lucas Yoder (men's volleyball), Reed Malone (men's swimming), Brianna Daboub (women's water polo), Sara Hughes (beach volleyball), Jeremy Martinez (baseball)

Bottom row, from left to right: Zach Banner (football), Zoe Katz (women's tennis), Jordan McLaughlin (men's basketball), Amalie Iuel (women's track & field), Madara Strautmane (rowing), Nick Crystal (men's tennis), Collin Pollard (men's diving), Taylor Whittingham (women's volleyball), Savannah Levin (women's soccer), Sean Crocker (men's golf), Madison Witt (women's diving)

#USC2RIO: Zsofia Erdelyi

The countdown is on to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and once again, USC will be represented by a roster of Trojans that would match most countries. Time to unveil your USC Olympians...

Name: Zsofia Erdelyi

Country: Hungary

Event: Women's Marathon

Zsofia Erdelyi qualified for her second Olympic Games in the marathon after finishing 92nd in the same event at London 2012.

Erdelyi is USC's most accomplished distance runner in recent years, leading the cross country program from 2007-10. During that time, she won five individual titles.

She also competed for USC track & field, setting school records in the 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m and 10,000m. In 2011, she won the Las Vegas Marathon in her first competitive attempt at the grueling 26-mile distance.


Photo Gallery: X-Country at the Rose Bowl

USC women's cross country defeated UCLA 27-28 in the Dual Meet at the Rose Bowl Thursday evening.  Junior Katerina Berdousi was the top finisher by 22 seconds pacing five Trojans who set personal bests.

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Under new head coach David Freeman, the Women of Troy are putting a renewed emphasis on distance running, and it paid off with the program's first winning meet since 2012.

"I told the women the past couple of weeks that we have a shot to win, to start visualizing winning the race," said Freeman. "Today they executed and followed the plan, and it all came to fruition. I think they are starting to get more confidence and believing that they can work as a team and really start competing at the Pac-12 level."

Here are the John McGillen photos: