Records and milestones highlight a successful season in athletics


here hadn’t been a no-hitter in Sacramento State’s Div. 1 history until Justin Dillon (pictured above) took the mound in February. The senior pitcher shut out Northern Kentucky 2-0. After his milestone, Dillon was named the Div. I National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and made Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Week list. The Hornets won their second WAC Tournament in the last four years and made their second NCAA Div. I Regional appearance.

Other notable sports moments included:

  •  Senior golfer Aaron Beverly set the school single-season record, averaging 70.91 with 17 of his 23 rounds being 72 or lower, and led Men’s Golf to its third Big Sky championship.
  •  Four Sacramento State gymnasts—all-arounders Caitlin Soliwoda and Lauren Rice and specialists Julia Konner and Courtney Soliwoda—represented Sacramento State at the NCAA Seattle Regional.
  •  Darius Armstead won Big Sky Conference individual titles in the triple jump at the indoor and outdoor championships. Men’s Track and Field claimed its third Big Sky outdoor championship.
  •  During the fall indoor season, Sacramento State Volleyball was crowned the Big Sky Conference’s South Division champions after posting a 13-3 league record.
  •  Women’s Golf captured the Big Sky championship and earned its second NCAA Div. I postseason appearance.

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