UCSB swimmer Sophia Yamauchi and Westmont baseball player Tommy Hocutt were announced as Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athletes of the Week at Monday’s press luncheon.
Yamauchi was named MPSF Swimmer of the Year at last week’s MPSF Championships for winning four events. The Gaucho junior won the 200 Individual Medley and the 200 breaststroke. Yamauchi also contributed to UCSB victories in the 200 and 400 medley relays.
Hocutt connected on two walk-off home runs last week as Westmont won four of five games. Hocutt first blasted a grand slam on Thursday, which was then complimented by a two-run game-winner in extra innings on Saturday.
“Our soccer coaches told me they were practicing on the bottom of our campus and heard the field erupt twice on Thursday and Saturday,” said Warriors head coach Robert Ruiz. “So it was kind of a neat experience.”
Honorable Mentions: Tugce Canitez, Westmont Basketball; Sweets Underwood, UCSB Basketball; Ivette Gil, Santa Barbara High Basketball; Sydney Hedges, Providence Hall Basketball; Zach Zehner, SBCC Baseball; Josua Yaro, Cate Soccer; Austin Pettibone, UCSB Baseball.
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.