UCSB athletes accumulated several accolades this week, highlighted by junior women’s water polo player Kelley Tiffany’s selection to the Third Team All-American by the American Water Polo Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Tiffany, who scored 61 goals this season, was a 2001 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorable mention. The junior was also a part of the All-Tournament First Team after UCSB captured the first-ever National Collegiate Select Tournament.
Two Gaucho baseball players were named to the All-NCAA Regional Team on Thursday after their solid performances in South Bend, Ind. Senior second baseman Chad Peshke and senior catcher Donovan Warrecker made the team after batting .467 and .357, respectively, while Santa Barbara went 1-2 during Regional competition.
Peshke accumulated seven hits in three games and a team-high seven RBIs with four runs. Peshke had more than two hits in every game. Warrecker had five hits with a team-leading three doubles, two RBIs and four runs. Peshke’s four-RBI game vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee was the university’s first NCAA Regional win since 1986; the victory halted a nine-game-playoff losing streak.
Junior long distance runner Josh Horton was the last athlete to compete for UCSB this year, finishing 15th in the 10,000 meter race at the NCAA Men’s Track and Field Championships at Eugene, Ore. Horton, the only member of the team to participate in the four-day meet, completed the race in 30:57 – probably just short of the All-American cutoff at a little over 30 minutes.
Though Horton improved his position from 16th to 15th place in the race, his time dipped from his career and school best time of 29:09.85.
– Nexus Staff Report