SCIAC Athletes of the Week: January 8, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: January 8, 2018
SCIAC Fall Weekly Release #17
Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Corbin Koch
Junior • Guard • Palo Alto, California


Koch helped secure a pair of league wins for Pomona-Pitzer as the junior guard averaged 18.5 points per game as the Sagehens picked up SCIAC wins over Caltech (67-55) and Cal Lutheran (91-55). Koch was an efficient, 70% from the field hitting 14-of-20 shots en route to 21 points against the Beavers, and 16 points against the Kingsmen. Koch added five of his six assists for the week in the win versus Cal Lutheran, while adding a steal against Caltech. 

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Lucy Criswell
Sophomore • Forward • Portland, Oregon


Criswell helped guide Chapman to a 2-0 week which featured SCIAC wins over Redlands (67-55) and La Verne (89-54). Criswell shot 56.5% from the field and 85.7% from three-point range during the Panthers’ two-game stretch averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Against the Bulldogs, Criswell netted 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, and pulled in six rebounds, before following that with a 19-point, seven-rebound effort against the Leopards, highlighted by a 4-for-5 showing from beyond-the-arc. 


Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Samuel To
Senior • Individual Medley/Backstroke • San Marino, California


To of Pomona-Pitzer helped the Sagehens notch a top finish in the field of six teams at the two-day Chris Knorr Invitational. To won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.69 and also secured first place honors in the 200-yard individual medley with a mark of 1:58.61. He also teamed with Nikhil Kundu, Lukas Menkoff and Mark Hallman to win the 400-yard medley relay as the squad powered to a top time of 3:27.66. 


Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Maddie Kauahi
Junior • Freestyle • Kaneohe, Hawai'i


Kauahi helped Pomona-Pitzer glide to a second place finish in the field of five teams at the Chris Knorr Invitational. Kauahi collected stellar performances in the 50-yard freetyle (second place) and the 100-yard-freestyle (first place) with respective times of 24.38 and 52.82.