Santa Barbara High’s Ivette Gil and UCSB’s Alan Williams were announced as Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week at Monday’s press luncheon.
Both basketball players, each student-athlete led their respective teams to big victories last week.
Williams collected career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds in the Gauchos’ overtime victory at Santa Clara on Saturday night. Williams scored seven of UCSB’s 12 points in the overtime period.
“He put the team on his back and said we will not lose this game,” said UCSB assistant coach David Campbell.
The UCSB sophomore was also named Big West Player of the Week on Monday.
Gil totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game of the Lompoc Tournament, in which the Dons won by 29 to capture the tourney title.
Honorable mentions were Omar Montalvo, Dos Pueblos Soccer; Bryce Ridenour, San Marcos Basketball; Olivera Tadijin/Lexy Gulden, Santa Barbara High Tennis; Jack Baker, Santa Barbara High Basketball; Cameron Cox, Dos Pueblos Wrestling; Michelle Herrera, SBCC Basketball; Ady Willet, Dos Pueblos Soccer.
The Athletes of the Week are selected each week by a panel of local sports media reporters. The candidates are identified by PresidioSports.com, Santa Barbara’s Community Sports News resource.