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ICYMI: January 23-29, 2017

1/31/2017

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

1. Titans Women’s Tennis Wins Fourth Straight

Cal State Fullerton continued its historic start to the 2017 season with a 4-3 victory at San Diego on Sunday afternoon.  The Titans have started the season 4-0 for the first time in program history, and in addition scored a victory over the Toreros (1-1) for the first time in the last 11 meetings between the two programs dating back to 2006.  Full Story


2. LBSU’s Monson Becomes Seventh Coach To Earn 100 Big West Victories

Junior guard Justin Bibbins tied a career high with 26 points, and Roschon Prince was just short of a fifth-straight double-double with nine points and a career-high 14 rebounds as Long Beach State defeated Cal State Fullerton 76-65. With the win, Long Beach State (9-14, 4-3 Big West) extended their winning streak to three games, and head coach Dan Monson won his 100th career Big West game, just the seventh coach in conference history to reach the milestone.  Full Story


3. Nationally Ranked Big West Baseball Squads to Appear on ESPNU

Cal State Fullerton, ranked as high as No. 8 by preseason poll prognosticators, will host rival Big West programs UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara in nationally televised ESPNU games this spring.  Each of these programs has appeared in one of the last three College World Series.  Full Story


4. Cal Poly’s Gilbert Eclipses 1,000 Career Points

Cal Poly senior Hannah Gilbert became the 13th women’s basketball player in school history to surpass the career 1,000-point mark Saturday night at Hawai’i. Gilbert reached the milestone with 26 seconds remaining in the first quarter, when she put back an offensive rebound, giving the Mustangs a 16-9 lead at the end of the period. Full Story


5. USA Foursome, Which Includes UCR’s Martinez, Sets World Best At New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

An all-star foursome of American Olympians—Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, UC Riverside alum Brenda Martinez and Jenny Simpson—lowered the world indoor best for the 4,000-meter distance medley relay at the 22nd New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. Urged on by a raucous, sold-out crowd of 4,500, which rose to its feet on Simpson’s anchor leg, the team stopped the clock at 10:40.31, about two seconds faster than the previous best of 10:42.57 set on the same Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center track two years ago.  Full Story
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