ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!
1. UH Women’s Tennis Snaps LBSU Conference Streak
On February 25, the University of Hawai’i women’s tennis team upset Long Beach State, winner of three straight regular season championships and nine of the 11, 4-3. Prior to last week’s lose, the Beach had reeled off 30 consecutive regular season wins over Big West opponents, a streak that dates all the way back to Mar. 30, 2013. Full Story
2. Cannon Ends 18-Inning Battle Of Wills With RBI Single To Complete 4-3 Comeback Victory Over Fresno State
The UC Riverside Baseball Team brought its late-inning magic to the ballpark for the second straight game, erasing a 3-0 deficit in the eight and ninth, and pushing the winning run across in the 18th on an RBI single by freshman Connor Cannon. The 18 innings tied the program record for its longest game ever, originally set back in 1979 against Chapman University. Full Story
3. Shoji Announces Retirement; Ah Mow-Santos Named New Womens Volleyball Coach
USA Baseball announced the coaching staff for the 2017 Collegiate National Team on Tuesday. Dave Snow, Troy Buckley Former University of Hawai’i All-American, Olympian, and assistant coach Robyn Ah Mow-Santos will take over for Dave Shoji as women’s volleyball program’s next head coach, Athletics Director David Matlin announced. Ah Mow-Santos succeeds Shoji who simultaneously announced his retirement after 42 seasons as head coach. Shoji concludes his legendary coaching career with 1,202 wins, second-most in NCAA Division I history, and four national championships. Full Story
4. Big West Tour Stopped In Long Beach, Heads To UC Riverside This Week
The 2017 Big West Tour sponsored by FOX Sports Prime Ticket, The Promotions Department, Coors Light, Jeep and The Smile Generation visited the students on the campus of Long Beach State on February 23 and 25. This week the tour closes out its schedule at UC Riverside on March 1 & 2.
5. Big West Enters Final Week Of Conference Play
With the final week of conference play approaching, the UC Davis Aggies, riding an eight-game win streak after sweeping the Central Coast last week, are sitting atop the women’s standings with a 12-2 mark. On the men’s side you will also find the Aggies, along with UC Irvine, knotted in first place with a 10-4 record. UC Davis, who hosts Hawai’i on Thursday before visiting UC Irvine on Saturday, is a perfect 7-0 at home during conference play. UC Irvine has won four of the last five contests and visits UC Riverside before the showdown against the Aggies.