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ICYMI: February 12-18, 2018

2/19/2018

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


1. No. 1 LBSU Men’s Volleyball Earns 3-1 Victory Over No. 2 UCLA to Extend Winning Streak to 13

In a battle between the two top teams in the country, No. 1 Long Beach State emerged victorious over No. 2 UCLA as the Beach won in four by scores of 23-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 en route to extending its winning streak to 13.  Long Beach State (13-0) put on a show for a record-breaking crowd of 4,560 spectators as the Beach hit .343 and held UCLA (14-2) to .191, snapping the Bruins’ winning streak at seven.    Full Story


2. UC Davis Men’s Basketball Defeats UC Santa Barbara; Schneider Scores 1,000th Career Point 

Junior Siler Schneider scored his 1,000th point as an Aggie on his first shot of the second half, and junior TJ Shorts II showed a crowd of 3,392 fans who attended Thursday’s Big West Conference home game why he is one of the league’s elite talents by finishing with a game-high 28 points, in addition to eight assists and seven rebounds — both career highs.  Leading by five with 1:28 remaining, UC Santa Barbara withstood the Aggies’ second-half scoring surge, which trimmed a 12-point halftime deficit to five entering the final minutes, by scoring its last six points at the free throw line throughout the final 43 seconds, to post a 90-81 victory.  Full Story


3. Misfeldt Breaks All-Time UC Riverside Softball Wins Record With Shutout

The UC Riverside Softball Team (6-3) has gotten out to a 3-0 start in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic this weekend after shutting out Stanford (4-5) 2-0 and Grand Canyon (3-6) 1-0 Sunday morning.  The Highlanders have now shutout 5 opponents in 9 games this season, including a pair of 10-0 wins. Senior pitcher Tayler Misfeldt earned her third shutout win of the year against Stanford, breaking the UCR all-time wins record in the process. Full Story
 

4. Big West Honors 191 Student-Athletes On Fall All-Academic Team

A total of 191 student-athletes from nine member institutions and an associate men’s soccer member were honored on the 2017 Big West Conference Fall All-Academic team for the sports of women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, complete one full academic year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is being received (at least a sophomore academically), and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests. Women’s soccer had 58 all-academic honorees, followed by women’s volleyball with 39.  Women’s cross country combined for 35 representatives, men’s soccer had 31, and women’s cross country notched 28. Full Story


5. UC Irvine’s Mike Gillespie Announces His Retirement At Conclusion Of 2018 Season; Ben Orloff Named Successor

UC Irvine head baseball coach Mike Gillespie will retire at the end of the 2018 season and will be replaced by associate head coach Ben Orloff, UCI athletic director Mike Izzi announced today.  Gillespie, the winningest coach in UCI history who was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010, notified his players before practice today. Full Story
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