Pomona-Pitzer's Daniel Rosenbaum and Occidental's Zach Baines represent the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) on the D3hoops.com All-West Region team as announced by the organization recently.
The 2019 SCIAC Athlete of the Year and First Team All-SCIAC selection, Rosenbaum was named a First Team All-West Region honoree after leading Pomona-Pitzer to a 26-3 overall record, a 15-1 mark in conference play and the league's number one seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. Rosenbaum averaged 18.9 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest in 2018-19 - scoring in double figures in all but two games. In the Sagehens' conference tournament semifinal game against Redlands, he scored a single-game season-high 27 points. Rosenbaum was also named a First Team All-West Region selection by the NABC.
Baines, also a first team all-conference selection, earned Second Team All-West Region honors after helping Occidental to the third seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, and a spot in the championship contest. Baines averaged 20.4 points per game, and 6.4 rebounds per game, scoring 34 points or more three times during the season including a 50-point effort against Pacific (Ore.) on Dec. 19. Having scored in double figures in all but three games during the 2018-19 campaign, Baines also registered five double-doubles that featured a 13-board effort against La Verne on Dec. 5. For his efforts, Baines was named Second Team All-West Region by the NABC.