Cal Poly women’s tennis player Emily Gibbens was honored as the Big West Conference Athlete of the Week after the freshman played a key role in the Mustangs’ first conference win Sunday against UC Riverside.
Gibbens won her singles match in three sets and paired with Ane McPike for an 8-0 victory in doubles.
Gibbens and McPike also won the previous day against Long Beach State, and Gibbens was the only Mustang to win her singles match against the 49ers.
Gibbens is a team-best 7-5 in singles on the season and 6-5 in doubles.
School records net Cal Poly runners honors
Chris Frias and Diana George both broke school records for the Cal Poly track team at the Stanford Invitational on Friday and were rewarded as the Big West Track Athletes of the Week.
Frias won the men’s 10,000 meters in 28 minutes, 45.6 seconds, breaking the record of 28:52.04 set by former Olympian Carmelo Rios in 1983. This is Frias’ second time being honored as the athlete of the week this season.
George broke Leanne Fogg’s record in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10:15.13 — the 11th best in the country. Fogg’s 2011 record was 10:17.24.
Schlemer to play in China as all-star
Molly Schlemer, who completed her Cal Poly basketball career last month, is headed to China on April 20 as a chosen member of the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars.
The U.S. all-star team will take on New Zealand, Denmark and China in Shenzhen.
Schlemer, a graduate of Righetti High, averaged 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in her final season for the Mustangs and was tied for 31st in the country with 16 double-doubles.
Schlemer participated in the invitation-only Pro-Hoops Combine in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday in preparation for Monday’s WNBA Draft.