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The Pac-12 Conference today announced the winners of the Tom Hansen Conference Medal.

Graduating California basketball guard Jorge Gutierrez and Bears softball superstar Valerie Arioto have been announced as Cal's Tom Hansen Medal winners.

The Pac-12 released the winners of the Conference Medal today, bestowed upon each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student-athlete, based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

Gutierrez was recently named to the Denver Nuggets' summer league roster, while Arioto is swinging a big stick for the US National Softball Team. This summer, Arioto has led the USA with a .516 batting average in 15 games. Arioto is also tied for the team lead in runs (18) and hits (16), and leads the squad outright in home runs (8) and RBI (24).

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