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ICYMI: April 3-9, 2017


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

1. Rickman Breaks Meet Record in Shot Put at Sam Adams Invitational

Cal Poly decathlete Jacob Rickman broke Ashton Eaton’s meet record in the shot put at the sixth annual Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational on Friday, surpassing the mark from a year ago by the two-time Olympic gold medalist.  Rickman, a redshirt junior for the Mustangs, posted a mark of 50 feet, 5.5 inches at Westmont, shattering his previous career-best 47’ 6.25” in the process of winning by more than 5’ 9”.  Full Story

2. UCSB Names Joe Pasternack As New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Joe Pasternack, who served as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Arizona for the past four seasons, has been named Head Basketball Coach at UC Santa Barbara, Director of Athletics John McCutcheon announced Tuesday.  Full Story

3. Edberg Comes From Two Shots Back to Win Hawkeye El-Tigre Invitational

Senior Martina Edberg fired her best round of the Hawkeye El-Tigre Invitational to come back from two shots behind and claim her fifth medalist honor of the season at El-Tigre Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. Full Story

4. Moneke Named Top Division I Transfer

Junior forward Chima Moneke is this year’s Riley Wallace Award, presented annually to the top Division I men’s basketball transfer. Moneke, the Big West’s Newcomer of the Year and all-conference first team selection, is the first Aggie to receive this honor.  Full Story

5. Kelsie Whitmore, The Girl of Summer

Check out the feature on Cal State Fullerton freshman Kelsie Whitmore. She made history in June of 2016 when she signed with the Sonoma Stompers. The outfielder talks her first professional start and what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated sport.   Full Story