Male Athlete of the Week Mario Hollands is now tied with two other Gaucho pitchers — Walt Rehm and Barry Zito — for most strikeouts in a single game after fanning 16 batters in an 8-1 win over Northern Illinois last week. Hollands also received National Pitcher of the Week and Big West Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: UCSB high-jumper Jane Doolittle cleared 5’10” (1.78m) last week at the NCAA Indoor Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Doolittle was one of eight athletes to clear 5’10”, which was the fifth-highest bar cleared on the day. The top athlete to clear 5’10” was placed at eighth, but Doolittle was placed 15th based on misses at earlier heights. Doolittle was the first UCSB competitor to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, in the women’s track program’s second year of indoor competition.