ICYMI: May 7-13, 2018
ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!
1. Fullerton Wins Third Straight Big West Softball Championship on Senior Day
Cal State Fullerton (33-23, 18-3 BWC) swept UC Riverside (33-22, 10-11 BWC) in the Saturday double-header to win their third consecutive Big West Championship and earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Full Story
2. Women’s Track And Field Claims First Ever Big West Championship
A women’s relay sweep bookended a historic day for the Long Beach State women’s track and field program, who won their first ever Big West Championship by two points over UC Santa Barbara 122 to 120. It was an exciting push to the finish as Long Beach State trailed with two events remaining, but scored 10 points in the high jump and won the 4x400m relay to push past the Gauchos. Full Story
3. Men’s Track and Field Wins Big West Title for Second Straight Year
Cal State Fullerton men’s track and field won the Big West Championship for the second straight year and for the second time in program history on Saturday at CSUN. The men’s team scored 154 points to comfortably win the title over Long Beach State who was second with 136.5 points. UC Davis had 121 points in third place. Full Story
4. Big West Announces Men’s Golf Top Honors, All-Conference Awards
Senior southpaw Trent Shelton pitched into the eighth inning, the first Cal Poly pitcher to do so this season, and the Mustangs snapped a 3-3 tie with two runs in the sixth inning to edge Long Beach State 5-4 in the opener of a Big West Conference baseball series Friday night inside Baggett Stadium. Before 2,431 fans, the largest home crowd this season, and a national television audience (ESPNU), the Mustangs handed 16th-year head coach Larry Lee his 500th victory. Full Story
5. UCSB’s Swanson Earned Medalist Honors at US Open Qualifier
For the 3rd straight day, Southern California hosted a U.S. Open Championship qualifier on Wednesday at Oak Creek GC in Irvine. Amateur Nick Swanson, from UC Santa Barbara, earned medalist honors by 3 shots, firing a 6-under 64.