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ICYMI: November 14-20, 2016


ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!

1. Hawai’i Volleyball Captures Big West Title; Shoji Eclipses 1,200 Wins

Thursday, November 17 was a big day for Hawai’i women’s volleyball fans.  Not only did they capture the 2016 Big West Title and the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament, Head Coach Dave Shoji earned his 1,200th career victory.  He became just the second NCAA DI women’s volleyball to hit the 1,200 win milestone.  Full Story

WVB: 1200 career wins + another Big West 🏆. That's how you celebrate Thursday!

Posted by Big West Conference on Friday, November 18, 2016

2. Bilo Finishes 23rd At NCAA Championship

Cal Poly’s Peyton Bilo finished her sophomore campaign on a strong note, finishing in 23rd at the NCAA Championships.  Bilo was the lone Big West competitor to head to Terre Haute, Ind., as the 2016 Big West Athlete of the Year finished the 6K course at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in 20:14.4. The finish also clinched All-America honors for Bilo to add to her conference honor and All-Region accolades.  Full Story

3. SAAC Tour Continued At UC Davis

Commissioner Farrell enjoyed talking to UCDavis Aggies SAAC and thanks them for showing how they Lead Big!

4. Former Soccer Players Successful On Professional Circuit
Former Cal Poly soccer player Alyssa Giannetti was named the Toppserien Goalkeeper of the Year by the Norwegian Football Federation on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara alum  Chris Pontius was named the 2016 MLS Comeback Player of the Year — an annual award that honors a player who has overcome injuries and/or adversity to achieve success during the regular season.

5. Former Gaucho Alan Williams Shines In NBA
The UC Santa Barbara alum and former Big West Player of the Year making the most of his opportunities in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns.