Two days after upsetting then-No. 1 Montana, the Cal Poly football team rose from unranked to No. 17 in The Sports Network’s Football Championship Subdivision media poll on Monday.
The Mustangs (2-0), who edged the Grizzlies (1-1) on Saturday 35-33, also rose to No. 18 in the coaches poll.
Cal Poly senior linebacker Marty Mohamed was named a College Sporting News FCS All-Star of the Week.
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Mohamed, a 6-foot-1, 235-pounder from Brawley, was also named the Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday after making a career-high 15 tackles and coming up with a game-clinching interception in the Mustangs’ 35-33 win over top-ranked Montana.
Additionally, senior defensive back Scottie Cordier was named a CollegeFootballPerformance.com Performer of the Week after returning an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in the same game. Cordier, an Oakland native, also made four tackles.
Graven earns award
Kristina Graven, a freshman outside hitter for the Cal Poly volleyball team, was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week, becoming the first Mustang to garner the award since September 2008.
Graven, of San Jose, led the Mustangs to a 3-0 showing at Washington State’s Nike Cougar Challenge this past weekend, picking up tournament MVP honors in the process. She averaged 4.36 kills and 3.21 digs for the week, hitting .379.
Cal Poly golf team in seventh
Cal Poly’s men’s golf team was tied for seventh with Boise State and Washington State’s B team after 36 holes at the 16-team, par-72 Palouse Cougar Collegiate invitational.
The Mustangs, led by 22nd-place Bryce Greeley’s rounds of 72 and 70 for a 2-under-par 142, shot four-person rounds of 285 and 287 for a 4-under 572 total.
Hosting Washington State’s A team leads the field at 543.