Cal Poly women’s basketball team senior Ariana Elegado was named Big West Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday, after the point guard averaged 15 points, seven assists and 4.5 rebounds per game in helping the Mustangs get out to a 2-0 start in conference play.
Elegado, who returned for her final season of eligibility after completing her undergraduate coursework this past year, scored a game-high 19 points — including going 7 of 8 from the foul line — in a 70-65 win conference-opening home win over Hawaii on Thursday.
She also added 11 points, six assists and four rebounds in Saturday’s 56-41 victory at winless UC Santa Barbara.
Mathias lands preseason honors
Cal Poly second baseman Mark Mathias, the reigning Big West Field Player of the Year, was named a preseason All-American by Perfect Game.
The online publication slotted the Mustangs’ leadoff hitter as a third-team selection — the same distinction he earned last month by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Mustangs, Aggies to play on ESPNU
The Cal Poly at UC Davis men’s basketball game slated for 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 will be carried live on ESPNU.
This marks the ninth televised matchup for the Mustangs (8-6, 1-1 Big West), who have won six of the past nine games against the upstart Aggies (12-3, 2-0).
Cal Poly tennis adds freshman
Karl Enander, a top-ranked player in Swedish youth circuits, has been added to the Mustangs’ roster prior to the start of the 2015 dual season.
At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, the freshman has been in Sweden’s top 10 for his age range since he was 15, and his junior squad won two Swedish Team Championship titles.