For the last three years, a University of California pole vaulter named Allison Stokke has hypnotized the sports blogsphere with her stunning body. Despite the Internet's continuing mesmerization with Stokke and her collegiate career, she's certainly not the only sexy female jock to call the Golden State home. Although Brian Wilson was off his rocker from tripping on LSD at the time, every true-blooded male can agree that the Beach Boys weren't crazy when they proclaimed California girls some of "the cutest girls in the world" back in 1965. We've rounded up 25 beautiful California girls who excel at athletics, whether it's on a surf board, golf course, or race track. Since our post is spread between two pages, save your comments and additions for the very end. Enjoy the hot athletes after the jump.
A junior at UCLA, this gymnast from Sherman Oaks is considered one of the hottest athletes on campus.
Originally from Italy, this California transplant was an All-American golfer at UCLA before joining the Ladies European tour.
Thanks to two Olympic Gold medals, Kerri Walsh is one of only a few beach volleyball players who can boast household name status. Now an AVP Tour fixture, this California cutie was born in Santa Clara, grew up in Saratoga, and went to college at Stanford.
Also a California transplant, Anna Rawson grew up in Australia before jumping across the Pacific to play collegiate golf at USC.
One of the hottest professional surfers on the circuit, Holly Beck spent her college years riding for the UC-San Diego surf team. When she's not crisscrossing the globe for competitions, she shreds near her native Redondo Beach.
Known as soccer's "A-Rod," this All-American grew up in Beverly Hills and helped USC win an NCAA Women's Soccer National Championship in 2007. Rodriguez also lead the U.S. Women's soccer team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics and now plays professionally for the Philadelphia Independence.
Caitlin Lowe grew up in Orange County, before uprooting to Arizona to play softball at the University of Arizona. She joined the U.S. women's softball team in 2005, which nabbed the silver medal at Beijing in 2008.
Along with her teammate Kerri Walsh, Misty May is arguably one of the most famous beach volleyball players of all time. Originally from Orange County and the Los Angeles area, this California girl has a trophy case that includes three World Championships and two Olympic gold medals. In 2004 she added the suffix to her name when she married Matt Treanor, a catcher for the Texas Rangers.
Christina Jones made waves in 2008 as one of the hottest members of the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team. She calls the Fremont, California, home.
In Beijinig, Natalie Coughlin became the first American women to win six Olympic medals. Originally from the Northern Californian town of Vallejo, Coughlin swam at UC Berkeley. Last fall, Coughlin turned heads while competing on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."
This Ohio State University alum is another cute Team USA Synchronized Swimming member living and training in the Bay Area.
Hailey and Sierra Partridge
No, you're not seeing double. Originally from Santa Cruz and students at Cabrillo College, the super hot Partridge Twins are the Serena and Venus Williams of professional surfing.
The world ogled over this Los Angeles native and University of Arizona alum in 2004 after her pitching helped earn Team USA a softball gold medal in Athens. Finch's leadership from the mound helped the team win an impressive 22 Olympic games.
Paula Creamer is a 23-year-old LPGA starlet from Mountain View. Her reputation for wearing Pepto-Bismol-colored outfits has earned her the nickname "The Pink Panther."
In February, Sasha Cohen triple-axled her way onto our radar as one of the hottest American figure skaters at Vancouver's Winter Olympics. She's lives and trains in Los Angeles.