Athletes of the Week: Jessica Escalante and Kevin Gowdy

Santa Barbara High's Kevin Gowdy

Santa Barbara High’s Kevin Gowdy

SBCC's Jessica Escalante

SBCC’s Jessica Escalante

Kevin Gowdy of Santa Barbara High’s baseball team and SBCC track and field standout Jessica Escalante have been named the Santa Barbara Athlete Round Table Athletes of the Week.

Gowdy, a sophomore, threw a 2-0 no-hitter against Pine Creek, Colo., at the Coach Bob Invitational baseball tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. He struck out nine and didn’t allow a walk. He allowed just three baserunners: two hit by pitch and the other on an infield error.

Escalante was a triple winner for the SBCC women’s track team in a WSC Coastal Meet. The former Dos Pueblos High standout won the 100 (12.82) and 200 (26.61) and ran a leg on the victorious 4 x 100 relay team.

Female athletes named as honorable mention for the award include Amber Melgoza (Santa Barbara High basketball), Stamatia Scarvelis (Dos Pueblos track and field), Elysia Hodges (Westmont track and field) and Rachelle Visser (SBCC swimming).

The male honorable mention choices are Matt Sessler (Dos Pueblos volleyball), Will Busch (Bishop Diego volleyball) and Russell Harmening (Westmont baseball).

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