March 31, 2008

The Week Ahead At Cal State Northridge ...

March 31, 2008

The Week Ahead ... Hoops Hoopla, Volleyball Vibes, and a tough home slate for women's water polo ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insights on the accomplishments of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who compete for Cal State Northridge ... For more information on Cal State Northridge Athletics, go to the new website of Matador Athletics, www.gomatadors.cstv.com

Matador Minute ... Congratulations to CSUN junior basketball stars Tremaine Townsend and Josh Jenkins ... Until this year, never had a CSUN basketball player led the conference in rebounding since the school became a NCAA Division I member in 1990 ... That all ended this year when Townsend captured the Big West Conference rebound title with a season average of 9.8 rpg ... Townsend grabbed ten or more rebounds in 14 games including a season-high 22 at UC Davis ... In the last ten games, Townsend averaged 12.5 rebounds per game ... Townsend also led the Big West in blocked shots with a school record 37 ... Jenkins became the first Matador player since Markus Carr (2001-02) to win the conference title in assists ... Jenkins, who dished out ten or more assists in five games, collected 191 assists (6.45 apg), the third-best mark for a single season in school history ... Townsend, Jenkins and leading scorer Deon Tresvant (13.9 ppg) all return for a Matadors team that will make another serious run at the league title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2008-09 ... No cream puffs on the Matador water polo home schedule ... Top-ranked and three-time defending NCAA champion UCLA, second-ranked Stanford (4/4/08, 3:00 p.m.) and #6 San Diego State (4/13/08, Noon) are a part of the Matador's home slate in 2008 ... CSUN's men's volleyball team's five-game win vs Hawai'i last week included a tense 41-43 loss in game two ... That was the second longest game in school history compared to a 45-43 win in game one against Pepperdine last year ... Next up for CSUN (21-4), who have won a school record 14 straight matches, are MPSF matches at UC Irvine (2007 NCAA champs) on Tuesday (7 pm) and at UCLA on Friday (7:00 p.m.) ... Reindell Cole, the 2008 NCAA indoor long champion, and DaShalle Andrews, the 2008 NCAA outdoor long jump champion, were recently honored for their outstanding athletic achievements before another large crowd at the CSUN-Hawai'i men's volleyball match.

Go Matadors ...

Athletic Events This week At Cal State Northridge


MONDAY, MARCH 31

Men's Golf @ Oglo Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, Santa Barbara, All Day

Women's Golf @ Sacramento State Invitational, All Day


TUESDAY, APRIL 1

Men's Golf @ Oglo Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, Santa BarbAra, All Day

Women's Golf @ Sacramento State Invitational, All Day

Men's Volleyball @ UC Irvine (NCAA Champions), 7:00 p.m.


THURSDAY, APRIL 3

Track & Field @ Texas Relays (Austin), All Day

Tennis @ Loyola Marymount, 1:30 p.m.


FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Track & Field @ Texas Relays (Austin), All Day

Baseball vs Cal Poly, Matafor Field, 3:00 p.m.

Water Polo vs #2 Stanford, Matador Pool, 3:00 p.m.

Men's Volleyball @ UCLA, 7:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, APRIL 5


Track & Field @ Texas Relays (Austin), All Day

Softball vs Long Beach State (DH), Matador Diamond, Noon

Tennis vs UC Riverside, Matador Courts, Noon

Water Polo vs San Jose State, Matador Pool, Noon

Baseball vs Cal Poly, Matador Field, 1:00 p.m.


SUNDAY, APRIL 6


Softball vs Long Beach State, Matador Diamond, Noon

Baseball vs Cal Poly, Matador Field, 1:00 p.m.

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