Callie Rhoads capped off a fantastic junior season for the Point Loma Nazarene University women’s basketball team by being named to the All-Pacific West Conference second team. Jessica Escorza also picked up an honorable mention.
Rhoads led Point Loma and ranked ninth in the PacWest with 14.4 points per game. She led the conference with 2.5 treys per game while ranking second in 3-point percentage (44.2). The shooting guard from Poway High School scored in double-figures in 20 of 24 games, including reaching the 20-point plateau five times. Rhoads also hit a 3-point shot in all but one game, and connected for four or more 3-pointers in six games.
Escorza was the second-leading scorer on the season for PLNU with 10.5 points per game. The sophomore from Virginia came on strong in the second half of the season to average 16.5 points per game over the Sea Lions’ last 13 contests. She shot 46.9 percent from the field and
75.7 percent from the charity stripe. Escorza also posted the Sea Lions’ season-high of 32 points in a win over Fresno Pacific.
This is Point Loma’s first season as a member of the PacWest. Rhoads’ second-team honor is the highest for any Sea Lion to date. She joins PLNU women’s soccer student-athletes Tiffany Kracy, Kallie Caldwell, Amanda Mitchell and Kelli LeClair of the volleyball team, who were all named to their respective third teams, as the Sea Lions’ all-conference selections during the 2012-13 year.
PLNU captures titles at San Diego Collegiate Challenge
Sean Lewis helped bring home two titles back to PLNU at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge. He ran the second leg on the men’s 4×100-meter relay team, which won the race with a time of 42.79. Josh Su ran the opening leg, while Eddie Morrow was the third and Jonathan Tiggs ran the anchor. Lewis also won the men’s 100-meter dash by a thousandth of a second over Keith Rose of UCSD with a time of 11.02. Agnes Faaleaoga grabbed third place on the Sea Lions’ all-time record list with a throw of 141-2 (43.03m).
Rhoads and Garkow named “Stars of the Month”
Callie Rhoads and Tyler Garkow have both been chosen to represent Point Loma Nazarene University as San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard “Stars of the Month for February.
Rhoads averaged 17.0 points per game to lead the Point Loma women’s basketball team to a 7-1 record during the month of February. The junior guard from Poway helped the Sea Lions open the month on a six-game winning streak, which included a four-game sweep of the Hawaii schools on the road. During the month, Rhoads shot 49 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range, while averaging 5.4 rebounds and
.4 steals per contest.
Garkow went a perfect 3-0 in February with a 1.44 ERA over 25 innings. In four starts, the right handed senior from Glendora struck out 16 batters and allowed just 21 hits. He has not allowed a run in his last 16 innings pitched, including tossing a six-hit shutout against Hawaii Hilo (6-0) to lead the Point Loma baseball team to its first-ever win in the PacWest.