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ICYMI: Winter Edition


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

1. UCR's Margaritis Captures 300th Career Win
On December 29, 2016, UC Riverside Women’s Basketball Head John Margaritis earned the 300th victory of his 19-year career in a, 51-48, thriller over Samford in the Florida Gulf Coast Classic.  Coach Margaritis’ career as a head coach spans 19 years, 13 of them at UCR, where he has amassed 190 wins thus far.  Full Story

WBB: 190 wins as a member of the Big West, 2nd most among active coaches!

Posted by Big West Conference on Thursday, December 29, 2016

2. Shoji To Take Leave From Team; Diagnosed With Cancer
University of Hawai’i head women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji will take leave from the team due to prostate cancer. Associate head coach Jeff Hall will oversee the program in Shoji’s absence as he undergoes treatment.  Shoji recently completed his 42nd season at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball program.  Full Story

3. Big West Conference Helps Fill 28 Busses For Spark of Love’s Stuff-A-Bus

On Friday, Dec. 16, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and the Big West Conference office participated in Spark of Love’s 24th annual Stuff-A-Bus.  Spark of Love’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for under-served children and teens in Log Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties.  Full Story

4. Incoming Freshman Whitmore Earns Spot in Cooperstown

After signing and playing with professional baseball team the Sonoma Stompers this fall, Cal State Fullerton freshman outfielder Kelsie Whitmore will be featured in multiple exhibits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.  Full Story

5. Andrea Wong qualifies for Ladies European Tour

A four-time All-Big West Conference honoree at UC Davis, Andrea Wong compiled a five-under-par 355 total to finish in a tie for 18th place at the Lalla Aicha Tour School final qualifying tournament at Samanah Country Club, earning her a spot on the 2017 Ladies European Tour.  Full Story