|SCIAC Weekly Release #19|
|Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week|
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|
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|
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|
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.