They're just getting started, but players such as Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Elizabeth Williams and Ariel Massengale are having a big impact already.
Their baseball program had been left for dead nine months ago. Today, the Cal Bears are very much alive and heading to the College World Series.
She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.
A top recruit who lost her father and basketball career, Tierra Rogers fought through heartbreak and depression to inspire her teammates at Cal.
The Stanford and Cal women's soccer teams played their spring game as a fundraiser to support 10-year-old cancer victim Brianne "Breezy" Bochenek.