Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) and Jenni Rinker (SO, Eagle River, AK) were selected SCIAC Athletes of the Week for the week of December 1-7.
Blees was named MVP of the Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament after
he led the Stags to a 3-0 record and the title. In the three games,
he scored 61 points, had 20 rebounds, seven assists and three
steals while shooting 26-34 (.765) from the floor. He had 10 points
and four rebounds in the team’s opening round 75-48 win over
Southwestern College. He had 16 points and seven rebounds in the
team’s 73-68 semifinal win over #15 Whitworth University. He
was a force in the championship game, scoring 35 points on 15 of 19
(.789) shooting with nine rebounds and six assists, as CMS beat
Whitman College 79-78. Blees currently leads the Stags in both
scoring (15.0/g) and rebounding (6.7) and is shooting 68.7% (46-67)
from the field. CMS is 6-1 overall.
Rinker won three individual events and was on two winning relays as the Athenas beat Caltech at home 165-52 and won at Pomona-Pitzer 163-77. In the team’s win over Caltech, she won the 200 free (1:59.06) and was on the winning 200 free relay (1:45.37). She was the only woman to win three events against Pomona-Pitzer. She won the 50 free (25.29) and 200 back (2:11.96) and had the fastest split (53.47) on the winning 400 free relay that set a Haldeman Pool record with a time of 3:39.67. Rinker is the SCIAC record holder in the 200 back and the reigning SCIAC Champ in the 100 back.