The change in the sports seasons was recognized by the Athlete of the Week awards presented at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.
An athlete from each season was honored.
UCSB women’s volleyball player Ali Spindt and San Marcos boys basketball standout Bryce Ridenour were the recipients of the awards for their performances on the court.
Spindt, a freshman, recorded double-doubles in two matches, as the Gauchos clinched a share of the Big West title and earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. She had 17 kills and 20 digs in a five-set loss to Long Beach State and came back the next night to post 13 kills and a team-high 26 digs in a title-clinching four-set win at UC Irvine.
Ridenour helped lead San Marcos to the championship of the season-opening Alhambra Tournament. The 6-4 guard/forward averaged 21.7 points, 8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in four tournament games. In the final against L.A. City power Crenshaw, he scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had 5 assists as the Royals beat the Cougars, 73-62.
The athletes that were named honorable mention were Alan Williams (UCSB basketball), Cole Smith (Dos Pueblos cross country), Jenna Anderson (SBCC volleyball), Addi Zerrenner (Dos Pueblos cross country) and Leah Sully (UCSB volleyball).