Athletes of the Week: James Savage and Ruth Milne

Ruth Milne

Ruth Milne

James Savage

James Savage

UCSB’s Ruth Milne and Dos Pueblos’ James Savage were announced as Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Savage led the Chargers baseball team to three wins in four games last week. The senior came through for the Chargers’ Channel League win over Santa Barbara on Friday by driving in the eventual winning run.

Earlier in the week, Savage was a combined 7-for-9 with a home run in three games.

Milne blocked 12 shots for UCSB’s water polo team in Saturday’s upset victory over No. 6 San Diego State. It was the highest-ranked team the Gauchos have beaten this season. Milne, who celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, is the all-time career blocks leader at UCSB.

Honorable Mentions were Mike Powers, UCSB Track & Field; Gabe Grandcolas, Santa Barbara High Baseball; Zach Zehner, SBCC Baseball; Erica Cano, UCSB Tennis; Haley Strandness & Carolyn Stevens, Westmont Tennis, Stamatia Scarvelis, Dos Pueblos Track & Field.

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.

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