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Friday April 05, 2002

Cope wins at Worlds 


MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Former Cal swimmer Haley Cope, the 2000 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, won the 100-meter backstroke Thursday at the Short Course World Championships in Moscow, Russia.  

Cope, who competed for the Bears from 1998-01, won the 100-meter back in a time of 59.01. This past summer, she was the world champion in the 50-meter back (28.51) at the Long Course World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.  

Current Cal junior Staciana Stitts qualified for the semifinals of the 50-meter breaststroke.  


Lord to transfer from Cal  


Freshman women’s basketball player Jackie Lord has decided to transfer from Cal, head coach Caren Horstmeyer announced Thursday. Lord, who hails from Brea, has yet to determine where she will transfer but intends to return to the Los Angeles area.  

The 5-foot-8 guard averaged 14.6 minutes per game in 21 contests off the bench in 2001-02 for the Golden Bears. Lord posted 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. She missed the first seven games of the year while she rehabilitated an ACL injury.  


Shipp voted MVP  

Junior forward Joe Shipp, who led Cal with in scoring with 14.8 points per game, was named the Golden Bears’ Most Valuable Player at the team’s annual banquet Thursday night at Haas Pavilion.  

During the 2001-02 season, the 6-foot-5 Shipp reach double figures 26 times in 32 games, including a career-high 31 points vs. Fresno State when he also set a school record with nine 3-pointers. An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, Shipp ranked second on the squad in rebounding (4.7 rpg) and third in blocked shots (18). In March, he became the 31st player in school history to pass the 1,000-point barrier, and he will enter his senior season next fall with 1,034 points.