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Repeat Winners Highlight Specialty Award Winners


Big West Women's Basketball All-Specialty Award Release


A pair of familiar names and the first All-Defensive team highlight the 2019 edition of the Big West specialty awards.

Cal Poly’s Dye Stahley and CSUN’s Channon Fluker were repeat winners as Stahley took home the Best Hustle award and Fluker the Defensive Player of the Year. A freshman was voted as the league’s top reserve as Amiee Book claimed the Best Sixth Player award.

Stahley, a senior from Mesa, Ariz., earned her second straight Best Hustle award thanks to her two-way prowess for the Mustangs. The guard currently leads the Big West in assists per game (5.0) and steals per game (2.3). If the season ends with her atop both lists she would be only the second player to lead the league in both categories, joining Idaho’s Leilani Mitchell who did it on two occasions (2003-05). Stahley is also the league’s current iron woman, leading the league in minutes per game at 36.7 an outing. Stahley played 40 minutes on nine occasions, 45 minutes once and logged an incredible 50 minutes in a home matchup against UC Riverside on February 21. Stahley also found time to be the club’s third-leading scorer and averaged 4.4 rebounds from her point guard position. Stahley is now the third player to win back-to-back Best Hustle awards as well as the league-high ninth recipient from Cal Poly

Fluker, a senior from Pasadena, Calif., made it four Defensive Player of the Year recipients from CSUN in the last six years. She also joins UC Irvine’s Angie Ned (2005-07) and Long Beach State’s Jewelyn Sawyer (2015-17) as the only back-to-back winners of the league’s top defensive honor. The center leads the Big West and NCAA in blocks (110) and blocks per game (3.7) while ranking 22nd in the nation in defensive rebounds per game (7.0) and 15th in rebounds per game (11.3). Fluker has seven contests of at least five blocks including 11 rejections in a home win over San Diego State on December 9. She also collected seven games with double digit defensive rebounds including 17 boards on the defensive end as part of a 20-rebound game against Cal Poly on February 14. Fluker’s 110 blocks is currently tied for eighth on the Big West single season list while her 309 career blocks have made her just third player to reach 300 rejections in Big West history.

Book, a native of Nelson, New Zealand, earned her keep as an effective bench option for the Titans. Book would reliably find herself in double figures in the scoring column off the bench, putting up 17 points against Santa Clara on November 19, 18 at UC Davis on January 17 and 16 at Cal Poly on February 23. She knocked down four threes on two occasions as a reserve, showing off her 43.9% conversion rate from beyond the arc. Book also found herself playing big minutes in a resurgent year for Cal State Fullerton, logging 27.3 minutes across her 28 appearances.

For the first time in Big West history an All-Defensive team was voted on by the league’s head coaches. Stahley and Fluker headline the club and are joined by CSUN’s Eliza Matthews, UC Davis’ Morgan Bertsch and UC Riverside’s Marina Ewodo.

2018-19 Big West Defensive Player of the Year 
Channon Fluker, CSUN

2018-19 Big West Sixth Woman of the Year 
Amiee Book, Cal State Fullerton

2018-19 Big West Best Hustle
Dye Stahley, Cal Poly

2018-19 All-Defensive Team
Dye Stahley, Cal Poly
Channon Fluker, CSUN
Eliza Matthews, CSUN
Morgan Bertsch, UC Davis
Marina Ewodo, UC Riverside