CROWN THE BEACH
Long Beach State made history last week after wrapping up the regular season with a 4-1 mark in league to earn its first-ever Big West women’s water polo regular season title. The 49ers earned the #1 seed for this weekend’s Big West Tournament and will play an opponent TBD on Saturday.
BIG WEST HEADED TO UCSB
The Big West Conference heads to UC Santa Barbara’s campus pool for the eighth conference tournament since the league began sponsoring the sport in 2009. Hawai‘i and UC Irvine are the only two teams to have earned conference tournament titles and are the only teams to have represented the Big West in the NCAA Tournament. Last season was the first year the Big West had two reps at the Big Dance. This is the first year since 2011 the Gauchos will host the post season action.
If the polls and standings are any indication, the Big West is going to see a tight race for the tournament title.