SCIAC Athletes of the Week: January 22, 2018

SCIAC Athletes of the Week: January 22, 2018
SCIAC Weekly Release #19
Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Zach Baines
Junior • Guard/Forward • Samford, Connecticut


Baines helped Occidental to a stellar, 2-0 week as the Tigers picked up conference road victories over Chapman (70-60) and Redlands (67-62). Baines averaged 19.5 points per game and eight rebounds per contest, netting 20 against the Bulldogs, while posting a double-double of 19 points and 10 boards against the Panthers. In addition, Baines chipped in a pair of blocks in both games, while dishing out an assist in each contest to help Occidental maintain the top spot in the SCIAC standings.

Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Reyna Ta'amu
Senior • Forward • Lakewood, California


Ta’amu provided a stellar performance in Redlands’ eight-point, 79-71 SCIAC victory over Occidental this week, notching 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and a 6-for-8 effort from the charity stripe. The senior forward from Lakewood, Calif. also notched a steal and a rebound against the Tigers in addition to notching six points, and four boards in the Bulldogs’ 64-26 win over St. Katherine, helping Redlands to a 2-0 week. 


Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Tom Gallup
Sophomore • Breaststroke/Sprint Freestyle • Houston, Texas


Gallup of Caltech powered to an Axelrood Aquatics Center pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.99 to place first in the event. He also helped the Beavers’ 200-yard medley relay squad to a three-second victory over Occidental with a time of 1:35.52 as his tandem finished second in the race overall. 


Women's Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week
Anna Newman 
First-Year • Multiple Events • Atlanta, Georgia


Newman directed Pomona-Pitzer to a 166-67 victory over Redlands in SCIAC dual meet action after placing first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:48.83, as well as the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle with a mark of 5:23.53. Her time in the 400 IM was three seconds faster than the second place finisher as her two victories helped the Sagehens retain first place in the SCIAC standings.