Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers coach, made a guest appearance at Thursday's San Jose State spring football practice.

Harbaugh watched the last hour of practice. He chatted with Spartans coach Ron Caragher, Harbaugh's successor at the University of San Diego, and with NFL prospects and former SJSU players David Quessenberry and Ryan Otten.

"Great energy, a lot of communicating," Harbaugh said. "It was a well-run, organized practice."

Though Caragher and Harbaugh never worked together at San Diego, they've maintained a friendship.

"He's been great support over the years," Caragher said.

"Whether texting us after a big win, it's cool he still had an eye on USD even though he was at Stanford or the 49ers."

  • Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike was named to the 15-woman John R. Wooden Award final ballot, the Los Angeles Athletic Club said.

    Ogwumike, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, is already on the watch lists of other major player of the year awards such as the Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy and USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award.

  • Stanford's Kristian Ipsen (De La Salle High) won the 1-meter springboard to begin the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships in Colorado Springs.

    He had 903.25 for 12 dives. Arizona State's Harrison Jones (824.10) was second. Ipsen's teammate Connor Kuremsky (668.35) was sixth, followed by Cal's Collin Pollard (668.35) and Thomas Selby (626.10).


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  • Cal's Michael Kim is the No. 1 collegiate player in Golfstat and Golfweek. Cal is also the No. 1 team in both rankings. Kim's teammate Joel Stalter is No. 2 in the Golfweek rankings and No. 3 in the Golfstat poll.

    Wire services contributed to this report