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2014-15 Long Beach State Points of Pride


July 7

  • 43 Long Beach State student-athletes in 10 different sports were honored by the Big West as 2013-14 Academic All-Conference selections.
  • Beach Track & Field student-athletes, Chris Low (800m) and Chris Enriquez (10,000m) will compete internationally as they have been selected to participate in the NACAC U-23 Championships as members of Team USA.
  • Dirtbags alumni, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, led all National League players in fan voting for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game with 5,349,456 votes.

July 14

  • Women's Golfer Kassidy Teare fired a 1-over par 72 in the U.S. Women's Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Palos Verdes Golf Club to advance to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.
  • Men's Volleyball student-athlete Taylor Crabb finished the 2014 season as the NCAA National Collegiate Statistical champion in kills per set, averaging 4.8 kills per set.
  • Dirtbag alum and current Colorado Rockies superstar Troy Tulowitzki was voted in as the National League's starting shortstop for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, the fourth All-Star selection of his career.

July 21

  • 2012-13 Big West Player of the Year and alum, James Ennis, officially signed with the Miami Heat.
  • The NCAA Intercollegiate Tennis Association named Beach Women's Tennis a recipient of the All-Academic Team Award, the 11th consecutive year that the program has achieved a team GPA of over 3.2.
  • Dirtbags Junior Infielder, Zack Domingues, leads the Northwoods League in batting (.380) and was recently named to the league's all-star team.

July 28

  • T&F had six individuals receive 2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition.
  • Men's Volleyball alum David Lee was named the Best Blocker in the FIVB World League, leading Team USA to a gold medal.
  • Men's Golfer Kevin Lee was the low-shooting amateur at this past weekend's Long Beach Open.

August 4

  • Former Dirtbag Matt Duffy became the 45th player to be called up to the major leagues. He batted second and started at 2B for San Francisco last Friday.
  • Incoming volleyball recruit Sophie Bukovec won the U21 World Championship as a representative of Canada.
  • Soccer alum Shawna Gordon is continuing her professional playing career in Sweden with Umea IK FF.

August 11

  • The 2014-15 Men's Basketball schedule is released and may be the toughest non-conference schedule in the nation.... Again.
  • Women's Volleyball was picked to finish 2nd in the Big West this season.
  • Chris Enriquez and Chris Low both came away with a medal as members of Team USA at the 2014 NACAC U-23 Championships.

August 18

  • Women's soccer student-athletes Mimi Rangel and Taylor Nelson were both selected to the preseason Big West 1st Team.

August 25

  • Men's Water Polo was chosen to finish 5th in the MPSF Preseason Coaches Poll.
  • Women's Volleyball will appear five times on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app this season.
  • Sophomore Women's Soccer goalkeeper Ashton McKeown picked up her first career shutout with two saves against 15th ranked Georgetown.

September 2

  • Women's Soccer swept the weekly Big West Awards, as forward Ashley Gonzales and defender Melanie Fox were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively.
  • Senior libero Tyler Jackson reached a career milestone in a victory against Southern Illinois with her 1000th dig.
  • The Men's Cross Country team kicked off the 2014 season by winning the Mark Covert Classic at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea.

September 8

  • Women's Volleyball student-athlete Alex Reid was named MVP of the Mizuno Invitational, as the Beach Women's Volleyball team went undefeated on the way to their fifth consecutive victory.
  • No. 23 Women's Soccer is unbeaten in their past five matches.
  • No. 6 Men's Water Polo team opened the season with a dominating performance at the 2014 Triton Invitational, earning four victories over the weekend.

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